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.
“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.
Social Media Reaction
He is getting absolutely clowned if he fights Usyk next. Spare us from watching that.
— Kyle B 🇵🇱 (@PolishJabroni91) August 14, 2023
Another hype job. Zero skill
— mmarcel (@AllAboutJoseph1) August 14, 2023
This guy is useless
— The great one (@Thegreaton53511) August 14, 2023