Fury Vs. Usyk ‘Very Close’ To Being Done-Says Frank Warren
Fight could happen on April 29th, 2023
Frank Warren, the CEO of Queensberry Promotions, has made it clear that discussions to arrange a bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are almost complete, with April 29th, 2023, in Saudi looking likely.
Warren is planning to sit down with Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, to see if an agreement can be hashed out.
However, if a deal cannot be made, the two boxers have to decide if they are willing to accept less money by hosting the bout in London at Wembley Stadium or if they should wait until a later date and take the contest to the Middle East.
Wembley Stadium has been put forward as a potential alternative in case negotiations to hold the fight in Saudi do not reach a successful conclusion.
If Fury-Usyk doesn’t happen in April, the Ukrainian will be required to fight his WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois.
History has shown that undisputed fights are few and far between, which is why it is vital to lock the agreement in place.
Fans missed out on an Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder undisputed bout. That is why boxing needs this more than ever.
In his comments to talkSPORT Boxing, Warren said: “We’re very, very close to getting this done. His [Usyk] people are coming in tomorrow, and I’m hoping to get some news for everybody.
“We’re close to getting it done. Tomorrow, we’re going to meet up. Alex Krassyuk, his promoters are coming in. I’m hoping that we can do the deal.
“So the situation is it’s got to be dealt with this week. Otherwise, it won’t happen, and that would be bad for boxing and bad for everybody in the sport if we don’t make it happen.”