Frank Warren: Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight bout ‘will likely be made’

Frank Warren: Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight bout ‘will likely be made’

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has stated a heavyweight division unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk “will likely be made”. The Ukrainian Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua on factors for a second time on Saturday, retaining his WBA, IBF and WBO titles, earlier than saying of Fury: “I’m satisfied he needs to battle me. I wish to battle him.”

Fury not too long ago stated he plans to remain in retirement however after of Usyk’s victory he posted a video saying: “I’d annihilate each of them [Usyk and Joshua] on the identical evening … get your fucking chequebook out.”

Warren informed BBC Radio 5 stay on Monday: “He and Usyk could be a extremely good battle. It’s a battle that I feel will likely be made as a result of each groups want to see that occur.

“Usyk stated after the battle that it’s the one battle he’s involved in and it’s definitely the identical case with Tyson. It’s only a matter of the place it’ll generate essentially the most earnings as a result of it’s a novel battle, a historic battle.

“It’s the primary time for God is aware of how lengthy that the 4 belts are on the road. Each fighters are undefeated. The entire world of boxing will likely be captivated by this battle.”

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Warren additionally left the door open for a possible all-British conflict between Fury and Joshua. “If AJ manages to get a few wins beneath his belt, and I consider Tyson will beat Usyk, that could be a battle to be made,” he stated. “However AJ’s obtained to re-establish himself earlier than you’ll be able to even take into consideration fights like that.”

In the meantime, Joshua stated on Sunday evening “I let myself down” together with his post-fight behaviour in Jeddah. After the ultimate bell, Joshua threw down two of Usyk‘s belts earlier than storming out of the ring, solely to return later and ship an expletive-laden speech.

“I want (Usyk) continued success in your quest for greatness. You’re a class act champ,” Joshua wrote on Instagram. “Yesterday I needed to mentally take myself right into a darkish place to compete for the championship belts! I had two fights, one with Usyk and one with my feelings and each obtained the higher of me.

“I’ll be the primary to confess, I let my self down. I acted out of pure ardour and emotion and when not managed it ain’t nice. I really like this sport so a lot and I’ll be higher from this level on.”

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