Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk has been branded ‘boxing’s World Cup’ by Fury’s UK co-promoter Frank Warren.
The WBC heavyweight world champion stopped Derek Chisora in a one-sided beatdown on Saturday night and then clashed with Ukraine’s WBA, IBF and WBO king in an entertaining confrontation during his post-fight interview
The plan is for the pair to meet in a massive undisputed showdown with all four belts on the line on February 18, February 25 or March 4.
It’s known that Saudi Arabia is the most likely venue for the fight.
On Monday, Warren joined White and Jordan on talkSPORT and said of Fury vs Usyk: “We wanna make it… We’ll go where the money is.
“There’s four titles on the line and those four titles are the equivalent of boxing’s Olympic Games, boxing’s World Cup.
“Wherever they put up the most money, that’s where this fight’s gonna go.
“These two guys – this is a massive fight for them and a massive opportunity for them. It comes along once in a generation.”
On Saturday night at his post-fight press conference, Fury said: “We’re hopefully gonna see the biggest year of my career.
“2023, we’re gonna get the big fights that the fans really crave.
“First of all let’s talk about Usyk.
“I’m ready, I’m willing, to take on Usyk next – whether it’s gonna be in Saudi Arabia or back here in the UK. Both places will be fantastic.
“And let’s give the fans one champion, one name, one face. Usyk’s up to the challenge. He came over tonight, so fair play to him.
“He’s not an easy boxer to figure out, he’s a slick, southpaw mover with very good skills, Olympic gold medallist.
“And he’s coming on some good form so I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”