Usyk’s Promoter Doubts Fury Will Take A Rematch

Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, feels Tyson Fury will not entertain a rematch. 

The two box on May 18 for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. The winner becomes the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. Fury’s current form is questionable. He secured a close split-decision win over Francis Ngannou but withdrew from the Usyk fight later, which was meant for December 23 last year.

Fury pulled out again after cutting his eye in sparring, as the February 17 date was moved to May 18. While there is a rematch clause for Fury-Usyk, Krassyuk is not convinced Fury will go through with it. He based his view on Fury withdrawing from the Wladimir Klitschko rematch. 

“I’ve not got too much confidence in the rematch happening, by the way. If Tyson Fury loses, will he have the confidence to step inside the ring again? Theoretically, he can, but we all know what happened in the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko,” Krassyuk said 

Fury did not go through with the rematch since he injured his ankle and then retired after suffering mental health problems. However, a rematch with Usyk will depend on the result. If Fury comes out victorious, he could box Anthony Joshua next. With Fury-Usyk evenly poised as a 50-50 fight, there is still much to consider. 


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