Tyson Fury told he NEEDS Oleksandr Usyk fight by Ukrainian in first heavyweight unification for 30 years as talks stall

Tyson Fury told he NEEDS Oleksandr Usyk fight by Ukrainian in first heavyweight unification for 30 years as talks stall


TYSON FURY has been told he NEEDS to fight Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King and the Ukrainian are set to face off for a historic bout to unify the heavyweight division.

Tyson Fury is set to square off with Oleksandr Usyk

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Tyson Fury is set to square off with Oleksandr UsykCredit: Reuters
Usyk has claimed they both "need" the fight

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Usyk has claimed they both “need” the fightCredit: Getty
A bout would see the heavyweight division unified

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A bout would see the heavyweight division unifiedCredit: Reuters

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🥊 Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk – Date, live stream, TV channel and all you need to know about heavyweight bout

However, negotiations surrounding the fight are not progressing well after they failed to secure a site in Saudi Arabia.

Indeed, it has gotten to the point where Fury‘s promoter Frank Warren has suggested the fight could be scrapped altogether.

But Usyk believes the clash is what they both need.

Speaking to The Overlap, he said: “I just need this fight and that’s it. I think he needs it to.

“This fight is very important for both of us because all belts haven’t been held by one person for 30 years in the heavyweight division.

“So both of us need this fight.”

As it stands, Fury has the WBC and Lineal heavyweight championships to his name.

Meanwhile, Usyk holds the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts, as well as the Ring Magazine heavyweight title.

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Usyk, 36 reaffirmed his belt’s after defeating Anthony Joshua a second time in August last year.

The list of those who have united the division includes boxing greats such as Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier and George Foreman.

Britain’s Lennox Lewis was the last man to hold the title of undisputed heavyweight champion – beating Evander Holyfield to unify the belts in 1999.





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