Bob Arum has taken to social media with the clearest sign that the undisputed heavyweight showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will happen.
The Top Rated head will take care of ‘The Gypsy King’ external affairs and co-promote the 34-year-old with Frank Warren and Queensberry.
Arum also works with Usyk’s team in a roundabout way, with his manager Egis Klimas also managing the career of lightweight superstar Vasiliy Lomachenko, who was promoted by Top Rank.
And after the Ukrainians Winner decided to divide overtaking Anthony Joshua at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, 90-year-old Arum – who promoted Muhammad Ali’s clash with Joe Frazier – posted a tweet to say the clash could earn been both boxers up to 200 million pounds was in motion.
Our highest ranked and co-promoter, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Ads, hopes we can create the biggest heavyweight championship fight since Ali vs Frazier…. Fury vs Usyk. pic.twitter.com/qQkIflPOYM
– Bob Arum (@BobArum) August 22, 2022
After the bout, Usyk — the undisputed former cruiser class champion who excelled in the 200-pound weight class before moving up to heavyweight again in 2019 — took the vacant Ring Magazine belt and earned it. WBA Super, IBF, IBO belts and WBO titles he won in his first match against Joshua last September at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, 35 year old man called Fury.
Fury, the WBC champion retired 10 days ago and can forced to let go of the belt if he fails to comply with the sanctioning agency deadline of August 26 to confirm his retirement in writing, hold the only piece of property that does not belong to stylish southpaw and was quick to respond to the challenge granted to him when Usyk made it 20-0 with 13 quick shots.
Reports suggest that the working day for the struggle to gather all the belts at heavyweight is December 17, with Daily mail says the fight will land in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the site where Joshua beat Usyk last weekend, and takes place on the eve of the 2022 World Cup final in neighboring Qatar, with a showdown. focus on the Middle East.
The Middle East could soon become the center of boxing, with the WBA revealing that Eddie Hearn’s Chamber and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotion have joined hands with a deal to take Defense of the compulsory light-heavyweight title between Dmitry Bivol and Gilberto Ramirez against United Arab Emirates on November 5, with full details to be revealed in due time.
Prince Mohammad Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabia’s Sports Minister, confirmed the kingdom’s interest in hosting a match between Usyk and Fury and that he was participating in an outdoor event in the capital.
“We are very interested in the fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. We are looking to do that in the city of Riyadh.”
The winner will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999-2000, only the sixth all-time belt and the first of the four belt era after the rise of the WBO.
And with such deep pockets, Saudi Arabia looks set to enter a third world heavyweight belt war, following Usyk’s win over Joshua last weekend as well as ‘AJ’ victory in rematch against Andy Ruiz in December 2019 at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, just six months after he crashed four times in seven rounds at Madison Square Garden in New York in June of that year, and was the biggest among them.