Fury vs. Usyk is arguably the biggest fight to make in boxing and the hope is it gets made in the very near future. Although contracts are not signed yet, Bob Arum – Fury’s promoter – revealed a venue is nearly secured and will be announced soon.
“I’m very optimistic the fight is going to happen,” Arum told Sky Sports News. “Both fighters have agreed to do the fight, the question is the site and we’re talking to the Middle East because allegedly they’re going to come up with the biggest purse ever in boxing history. And if they do, that’s where the fight is going to go because money is money. If they don’t, both fighters will agree to do the fight this spring at Wembley… but the fight will happen in my opinion, certainly within the first four months of the year.
“Fighters want to do the best for themselves because a fighter’s career, no matter how great he is, is limited and they want to make as much money as possible,” Arum added. “So that’s the only issue – where will the fight be held? I would believe in the next week that will be determined and then we’ll have an official announcement of the date and site for the fight – but that fight is happening.”
If the sides can’t get a deal done in the Middle East, Bob Arum says Wembley Stadium is the backup venue for Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, but all signs point to the fight happening in the Middle East.
Fury returned back in December with a TKO win over Derek Chisora while Usyk hasn’t fought since August when he beat Anthony Joshua in the rematch.
Who do you think will win, Tyson Fury or Oleksandr Usyk?