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Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter hopes Tyson Fury is ‘brave enough’ to challenge for undisputed title | Filip Hrgovic ‘won’t hurt the big fight’ | boxing news

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Oleksandr Usyk will not give up his quest for an undisputed title showdown with Tyson Fury, whatever obstacles stand in his way, his promoter has told Sky Sports.

Usyk spectacularly won the WBO, IBF and WBA belts from Anthony Joshua last September in London. He returned to Ukraine when Russia invaded his country earlier this year, but returned to boxing to retain his title in a rematch in August.

Immediately after that victory he expressed his desire for the undisputed fight with Fury.

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Tyson Fury has revealed that he is looking forward to completing 12 fights next year, with plans to take on “random” people from all over the world following his title defense against Derek Chisora.

Fury defended his WBC belt with an impressive knockout victory over Dillian Whyte in April and will face Derek Chisora ​​on Saturday in London.

Usyk will be ringside at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and his team insist that the only thing that can stop the fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship is Tyson Fury himself.

“Usyk, he is the type of person who went through great challenges in his life. He is not afraid of anything. He seeks challenges himself,” said Alex Krassyuk, Usyk’s promoter. sky sports.

“He likes to outdo himself. Because when he overcomes a challenge he becomes stronger. That is his mentality. This is how he is as a man, this is how he thinks and this is how he lives his life.

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Oleksandr Usyk used his classy skills to win a split decision after a steamy rematch with Anthony Joshua

“He has become the undisputed at cruiserweight. Before that, he became an Olympic champion, that was the challenge for him. Before that, he became world champion in amateurs, European champion, for which he was surpassing step by step.

“Now he is one step away from becoming the undisputed in the heavyweight division. So he can’t miss this opportunity. He is not dodging anyone. Once you know his biography in detail, you would hardly believe that he could dodge something in his life.

“We all hope [Fury] He is brave enough to accept this challenge, to accept the challenge to fight a small ‘middleweight’ rabbit from Ukraine who will take away his green belt.”

However, Filip Hrgovic’s team is pushing for the Croatian to be named as the mandatory challenger for Usyk’s IBF belt.

Tyson Fury puts his WBC title and undisputed goals on the line against Chisora ​​on Saturday
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Tyson Fury puts his WBC title and undisputed dreams on the line against Chisora ​​on Saturday

While Krassyuk believes Hrgovic is looking to have a shot at Usyk or fight for a vacant title, or even get paid to put money aside, he is adamant he won’t block the undisputed fight.

“From our perspective it is an obstacle for us, but no longer [than that]. There is a question of common reason. The rotation system for the unified champion has been around for many years,” he said.

“We have to keep this order and according to this order, the WBA is next in line. So Daniel Dubois is the mandatory next in line. So I don’t think it can hurt the big fight.”

However, he confirmed that Usyk has no intention of giving up one of his world titles without a fight.

“He’s not a vacator. Even if he has to go through mandates,” Krassyuk said.

However, it is Fury and the undisputed crown that Usyk wants. “If he’s spending his energy on undisputed, it’s a great motivator,” Krassyuk continued.

“If he’s just fighting one defense, it’s less incentive, but he still knows how to find incentive in his heart.

“He is not a person to give up.”

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Promoter Bob Arum Warns Chisora ​​Not To Be Discarded

Tyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum is equally confident that Usyk’s fight will take place next, revealing that the Ukrainian will attend the fight in Tottenham.

“He will be ringside to watch with his manager and promoter,” Arum said. Sky Sports News.

“We all know each other. There will be no bullshit or posturing. We can put it together right away.”

“[Usyk] He told us he’s not ready to fight until ’23. If Fury is successful, we would look to make that fight sometime in February, early March.

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Tyson Fury stares at Derek Chisora

“But again he has to beat Chisora ​​for that to happen.”

He added: “Chisora ​​is not an easy way out. A tough, tough guy.

“These are two no-nonsense guys, they’re going to come in and try to knock each other’s block down. We’re going to see a knockout. We may see a lot of knockdowns. It’s going to be an exciting fight.”

Undisputed in Saudi Arabia?

Usyk could return to Saudi Arabia, where he won his rematch with Joshua earlier this year, for the fight with Fury.

“We have a very good partner in Saudi Arabia who is willing to host this fight globally,” Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk told iDBoxing.

“This fight has to happen, everyone wants it.”

Krassyuk insisted that all of Fury’s other options would be easier fights.

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Oleksandr Usyk wants Fury fight next year

“The only consent that is still pending is the consent of the WBC champion, who has to say, ‘Yes, I’m going to take this challenge.’ Or: ‘I’m not afraid, I’d rather stay with Joe Joyce, [Daniel] Dubois, Deontay Wilder [for a] seventh or eighth fight or whatever, but I’ll keep my belt and be on the safe side.'”

A fight between Fury and Usyk would create the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis claimed the honor when he beat Evander Holyfield in 1999.

Krassyuk added: “I feel like we have to make it, we have to accept this challenge.

“It’s a great fight, the biggest fight of the century, so let’s make it happen.”

Sky customers can watch Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora ​​3 at BT Sport Box Office on December 3, 2022. Visit www.sky.com/boxoffice/btsport/fury-chisora-3 for details.

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