Fury Vs. Usyk Suffers Another Setback After The IBF’s Ruling

After the IBF’s latest decision, an undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has suffered another blow. 

Usyk is set to defend his unified heavyweight titles against Daniel Dubois on August 26th, 2023.

Meanwhile, Fury will face Francis Ngannou in a crossover boxing bout on October 28th, 2023, as the MMA star makes his boxing debut.

Provided that both men come out victorious, there was an expectation for them to face each other.

However, following Filip Hrgovic’s win over Demsey McKean, the Croatian has maintained his IBF mandatory position.

With that being said, Eddie Hearn confirmed that the mandatory position will be called immediately after Usyk’s next fight. 

“He needed to get that fight. He needed to be active, and also the IBF confirmed that, after the Usyk-Dubois fight, they will call the immediate mandatory now for Filip Hrgovic. So he will fight the winner of that next,” Hearn

The news will not satisfy boxing fans who have been waiting for their first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, who achieved the milestone in 1999.

Although there is a chance that Hrgovic could step aside for a lucrative sum, if that does not happen, then the fight will not generate a lot of interest. 

And this was reflected in the comments that followed on social media.

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