Usyk vs. Fury clash possible — Usyk’s promoter reveals timeline for epic showdown

9 September, 07:56 PM
Oleksandr Usyk (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Oleksandr Usyk (Photo:REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

If WBC titleholder Tyson Fury wants to defeat WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, he’ll have to wait for about five years because the Ukrainian will be in his prime over the next two to three years, the Ukrainian fighter’s promoter has said.

Oleksandr Krasyuk, Usyk’s promoter, was sharing his thoughts with boxing channel ProBox TV on a possible match between the Ukrainian multi-belt champion and UK boxer Fury.

“Do you think Fury has some magical power to freeze time? He turned 35 on Aug. 12 and I wished him a happy birthday. Usyk is currently at the peak of his abilities,” Krasyuk said.

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“If Fury wants to beat Oleksandr, he’ll have to wait about five years, because for the next two to three years Usyk will undoubtedly be at his peak. He’ll be 36, which is the golden era for heavyweights.”

“Let’s not forget that Usyk started his boxing journey at the young age of 15. His team isn’t just a random group of individuals; they’re highly experienced professionals who’ve been by Usyk’s side throughout his career. They know him inside and out,” added Krasyuk, as quoted by ProBox TV.

Fury is to face Cameroonian-French professional mixed martial artist and professional boxer Francis Ngannou in a match scheduled for Oct. 28 in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, Fury set a demeaning condition for a fight against Usyk. “The Gypsy King” said he’s up for a fight with the Ukrainian, as long as he’s cool with a small paycheck. If not, there won’t be a fight.

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