Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face a rematch WITHOUT all four belts on the line, reveals promoter Frank Warren
TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk face a rematch WITHOUT all four belts on the line, revealed promoter Frank Warren.
The two undefeated champions are in talks to jeopardize every heavyweight title for the first time in history.
But the WBA has already ordered Daniel Dubois, 25, to fight Usyk while the IBF has done the same for Filip Hrgovic, 30.
The unification will replace the two mandatory challenges, meaning the historic undisputed decider is on the right track.
Although Hall of Famer Warren admitted if Fury, 34, and Usyk, 35, face off again, it could be after they gave up some of the gold.
He told talkSPORT: “I’m not sure [about the rematch].
“I mean, we haven’t looked into that yet, but I probably think there would be [a rematch clause] because, God forbid, one of them gets a cut in the eye or something goes wrong – as you know, anything can happen in boxing – then it would have happened.
“The four belts are at stake and the winner gets them.
“If there’s a rematch, I don’t think the four belts will be at stake for that because I don’t think the governing bodies will allow it.
“I think they’re just going to say, ‘Right, you need to get on with your duties now.'”
Talks between the opposing camps continue, with the super fight going to the Middle East.
And a deadline was set for March when Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum provided an update on the negotiations.
Arum said: “Both fighters want it badly.
“The managers and promoters all want it, so we’re just getting it together right now and working out where we’re going to perform it — that’s really the situation.
“Things have to go on until March and that’s why we all have to move quickly so that we can fix it or not over the next few weeks.
“But everyone wants to do the fight, desperately wants to do it.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6985788/tyson-fury-oleksandr-usyk-rematch-frank-warren/ Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face a rematch WITHOUT all four belts on the line, reveals promoter Frank Warren