Tyson Fury’s potential next opponent will be sitting ringside on Saturday.
Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, told talkSPORT that WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will be in attendance in London where Fury takes on old rival Derek Chisora for the third time.
“Usyk will be at ringside,” Warren told talkSPORT Breakfast.
“He’s flying in on Friday so he’s gonna be there.
“And I hope we get the result that I want and then we can move forward with that fight.”
If Fury wins, the Brit is expected to – or most fans hope – re-enter talks with Usyk and his team to set up an undisputed title match early next year.
Usyk has made it clear that Fury is the only fight that he truly wants, but he wanted to rest for the remainder of the year. Fury, on the other hand, wanted another bout before the end of year.
Fury is coming off of a TKO win against Dillian Whyte in April. Usyk last fought in August where he upset Anthony Joshua for the second consecutive time.
Earlier this week, Fury caught wind of rumors that Usyk will be ringside for his fight this weekend and seemed angry.
“If he comes to the fight, I promise you I’ll slap him in the mouth” he said.
“Usyk called me a drunk recently, so I want to see what he’s got to say about the drink.”