WBC gives OK to Fury-Usyk, here’s who the winner will fight in 2023

3 days ago

It seems that the time to have a single heavyweight champion of the world is drawing to a close. The two current champions, British Tyson Fury (WBC) and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (WBA, WBO, IBF) are expected to face each other in the first months of next year. The news was confirmed for “Sky Sports” by the president of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman.

However, this confrontation between the two champions will be confirmed only after December 3, when Fury will climb into the ring to fight against his patriot Dereck Chisora, in London. “There is a great interest in developing this confrontation between Fury and Usyk. Let’s see when we can organize it”, said Sulaiman.

“The WBC has been very committed to developing a challenge that would unify the world titles. We have been trying for a long time, even for the challenge between Joshua and Wilder a few years ago, but it didn’t happen. We backed Fury to fight against Joshua and now we will look for this duel between Fury and Usyk”, said Sulaiman further.

“If we organize it, it would be a big showdown for the sport of boxing. It seems that we are at the right moment to develop this challenge. The winner would then face Deontay Wilder at the end of 2023. This is the scenario we dream of for the future. Of course Wilder will also have a challenge in the spring of next year and he must win,” said the president of the WBC.