According to legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to face each other next in a world heavyweight title unification contest.
The highly anticipated bout between the two, who are currently seeking for all four of the main heavyweight world championship belts, would determine the undisputed heavyweight world champion.
Top Rank's Bob Arum, who co-promotes Fury with Queensberry Promotions in the UK, confirmed that neither Fury, the WBC champion, nor Usyk, the unified WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion, will take a fight before the fight.
Earlier this month, Fury successfully defended his WBC title by defeating his British challenger Derek Chisora for the third bout in his career. He then summoned Ukrainian hero Usyk, the IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA belt holder, who was sitting ringside at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“The two fighters have agreed to fight each other next," the Arum told Sky Sports.
He added:“With Fury and Usyk we’re dealing with two adults, not a lot of (rubbish) back and forth. Usyk is a good friend of mine, he’s very intelligent and Tyson is Superman, both as an athlete and as an intellect"
Fury and Usyk have agreed to hold the undisputed fight in early 2023, with only the specific date and location to be determined.