FRANK WARREN hopes to announce a Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk world heavyweight title unification fight next week.
WBC Champion Fury is tasked with battling fellow Brit Dillian Whyteno challenger is in a legal row with the sanctioning authority over the division of his purse.
While Ukrainian Usyk is scheduled to meet Anthony Joshua in a rematch after taking the Brit’s WBA, IBF and WBO belts in a shock win last September.
But negotiations are still ongoing over multi-million-pound offers for AJ and Whyte to step aside to allow Fury, 33, and Usyk, 35, to clash in a super-fight for unity. Middle East best.
Fury’s co-promoter Warren stated: “It’s a story but if we can keep things between us, we can achieve something off-limits one way or another. .
“We are still working but I believe over the weekend we will make some progress and then have something to announce.
“Everybody in the boxing world wants to see the undisputed fight between Tyson and Usyk, I want to watch it just as a fan. So that’s the fight we’re trying to make.”
Warren’s US partner, Bob Arum, described trying to make sure Joshua and Whyte both get paid and secure shots at world titles as “utter chaos”.
But the Top Rated legend, 90, seems confident that Wednesday’s big fight auction between Fury’s camp and Whyte will resolve the painful soap opera.
“It’s kind of a typical horrible situation but hopefully it will work out and maybe it will be resolved with a wallet bid,” Arum said.
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AJ spent Friday filming at his beloved Finchley amateur gym and needs to announce his new head coach soon to convince fans he can climb back to the top. top of the heavyweight rankings.
Watford’s runner-up has parted ways with Team GB mentor Rob McCracken and is splitting his time between his original North London gym and assistant coach Angel Fernandez’s facility at Loughborough University.
Promoter Eddie Hearn reckons Team AJ’s new look has helped the 32-year-old come out of the depression that September’s loss to Usyk has caused him.
The Matchroom boss said: “I’m sure more coaches or another coach will be brought in and AJ is in a really good position right now.
“He knows he was hit by the better man the other night and it was painful for a long time but now he is in a really good place.
“He’s enjoying life and training again and camping together, he’s good.”
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