TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk will fight each other NEXT without any interim bouts, according to promoter Bob Arum.
GettyTyson Fury’s promoter Bob Arum says he will face Oleksandr Usyk next[/caption]
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And Arum, who has promoted Fury since 2019, has now confirmed the pair are on a collision course to square off in an undisputed clash.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “The two fighters have agreed to fight each other next.
“With Fury and Usyk we’re dealing with two adults, not a lot of [rubbish] back and forth.
“Usyk is a good friend of mine, he’s very intelligent and Tyson is Superman, both as an athlete and as an intellect.
“So they want the fight. Both of them want the fight and so there’ll be very little, if any, [messing] around.
“So we’ll be able to make that happen. I’m very, very confident.
“As I said the fighters have both agreed to fight each other next without any interim fights.”
Both Usyk and Fury are undefeated as professionals – with the Ukrainian 20-0 and his British counterpart 33-0-1 – the one being a controversial draw with Deontay Wilder back in 2018.
However, Fury recently claimed Usyk will be an easier night’s work than his comfortable demolition of Chisora.
And he points to Usyk’s battling win over Delboy as evidence he is not on his level.
He told iFL TV: “I don’t think it is a tough fight. I don’t think it’s nowhere near as tough as old Del Boy.
“He will not stand up to those punches that Derek did against me.
“When I watch the fight between him and Derek, whether people want to admit it or not, it was a 50/50 fight.
“It might have been 55/45, but it wasn’t a landslide. It wasn’t like he didn’t win a round, like he didn’t against me.”