TYSON FURY is on the verge of agreeing to a unification fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
The claim comes from Egis Klimas, the Ukrainian fighter’s manager, who has revealed a fight could potentially take place in Saudi Arabia next February.
Usyk is the current holder of the WBA, WBO, IBF and The Ring magazine belts while Fury holds the WBC title.
This means that the winner of the fight would be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
The delicious match-up has been hot since Fury came out of his brief retirement and a fight against Anthony Joshua couldn’t be organized.
Klimas has also said he spoke to Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, on the phone and that the talks went well.
He said: “We’re almost done.
“There’s not much to talk about, two heavyweights, the undisputed fight for the heavyweight championship, that’s what people need… Most likely we’re targeting Saudi.”
Afterwards, Warren said, “There are no obstacles to the fight.”
And Fury added: “I think he’s ready. He looks ready.
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“I would like to believe that in my own era no man was born who could beat me, but one must not underestimate anyone.”
Both fighters have impressive records, with the Gypsy King winning 33 of his bouts and Usyk winning 20 times.
Fury won his recent fight against Derek Chisora on Saturday with a dominant display.
Warren has already predicted that Fury will win the fight between the two.
He told Queensbury Promotions: “I think Tyson will stop him. I think he’s too big, way too big for him.
“I think they’re pretty similar and have good boxing brains, but I just think Tyson, everything he’s got, is better than Usyk.
“Usyk is really good, he’s a great cruiserweight and he was a good heavyweight.
“If you look at those two, Tyson, he’s better in every box you tick.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6871990/tyson-fury-oleksandr-usyk-unification-fight-saudi-arabia-ukraine/ Tyson Fury close to agreeing to Oleksandr Usyk’s unification battle in Saudi Arabia, Ukraine manager claims