Speculating on the future of Tyson Fury has been a bit of a senseless exercise over the past 18 months, with ‘The Gyspy King’ himself even seemingly unsure of his next move at times.
Fury has been mentioned with just about everyone in the heavyweight division – and beyond – recently, with names from domestic rival Anthony Joshua to cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia linked to a shot at the WBC kingpin, as well as some fighters from the world of MMA to boot.
For die hard boxing fans, anything other than an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk will feel like a slight let down, especially given the bitter disappointment of months of negotiations for the historic clash falling through earlier this year.
Amidst all the confusion surrounding Fury’s next outing, former opponent Derek Chisora has attempted to provide some clarity, telling SecondsOut that his three-time foe is simply waiting to take on Usyk in Saudi Arabia this winter.
“Tyson’s not distancing himself from the fans, he’s waiting for December, that’s it.”
Skill Challenge Entertainment have made no secret of their intention to stage Fury vs Usyk for all four belts in the oil rich nation, and announced an official promotional deal with the Ukrainian earlier this month.
The plan is remarkably to stage the legacy defining undisputed fight on the same bill as a bout between Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder, in what would be an unparalleled night for the heavyweight division and the sport as a whole.
If terms for both fights are agreed, the cumulative purses for the show would almost certainly be the highest in the history of boxing, with figures well in to the hundreds of millions being touted.