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The Battle for Undisputed: Usyk's Promoter Presses Fury for Fight to Crown First Fully Unified HW

Usyk-Fury Fight: Why it Matters for Boxing

Oleksandr Usyk's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has not given up on the idea of making the Usyk-Tyson Fury fight happen. The fight would be an opportunity for boxing to crown its first fully unified heavyweight champion of the four-belt era. While Krassyuk hopes Fury will eventually realize the importance of this fight, he acknowledges that Fury is a "complex personality." Nevertheless, Krassyuk believes that if Fury doesn't take the fight, it would be a major mistake for his career.

Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) is set to face another opponent next, either former champ Andy Ruiz Jr. or Chinese contender Zhilei Zhang. Meanwhile, Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) is headed toward an obligatory defense of his WBA belt against Daniel Dubois.

The negotiations for an Usyk-Fury fight ended in March, mostly over money. But Krassyuk and K2 Promotions are still interested in making the fight happen, and they hope Fury will come around. While Fury is currently the WBC champion, an Usyk victory would make him the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, something that hasn't been accomplished since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Boxing fans around the world are eagerly anticipating this fight, which would be a major event in the sport. The winner would go down in history as one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. As Krassyuk put it, "his main assignment is to perform for the boxing fans." So let's hope Fury realizes the importance of this fight and gives the fans what they want.


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