Former WBO Cruiserweight World Champion, Johnny Nelson, believes the recently-announced undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is still a deal that remains far from completed.
This Spring, Fury and Usyk were both heavily criticised for failing to agree terms for what would have been the first undisputed bout in the division since 1999.
However, five days ago the bout was announced as signed, despite Fury being scheduled to take on Francis Ngannou at the end of this month.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, Nelson showed his reluctance to give a prediction for the historic spectacle, admitting that he was sceptical about the validity of the announcement.
“When they announce the date and the venue, then have the conversation with me [about who is going to win]. I ain’t getting sucked into that bulls**t anymore, I’m not doing it! Today, Tyson Fury might say ‘yeah, this is going to happen’, and tomorrow he might change. Until it is signed and sealed, I ain’t getting sucked in, I ain’t having it.”
“Yes I still have doubts, I don’t care [what their teams are saying], people can jeer and shout at that but I still have doubts. They might fight in December next year! That [announcement] don’t mean jack diddly, give me a date and venue and then we can have that conversation. Until then, I’m not buying it.”
A date and venue for the showdown is reportedly set to be announced once ‘The Gypsy King’ has faced Ngannou on October 28.