Boxing fans could be forgiven for losing faith that a legacy defining four-belt unification between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will ever actually happen, given the several failed negotiation stages that have already occurred and the public blame game that has went on for months between the two respective teams.
However, Fury’s manager has teased that there may be a positive update on the long overdue undisputed clash towards the back end of this year.
Though Spencer Brown was tight lipped around any details whilst appearing on The Fight With Teddy Atlas, he did seem to hint that talks were ongoing about staging Fury vs Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
“I can’t divulge anything that’s going on at the moment, but if you had a Christmas Wishlist with one fight you wanted to see in the heavyweight division, it could very well happen.”
“I’m going to say this: The Saudis will make everybody’s Christmas come true – that’s all I can say.”
Purse splits, venue and rematch clauses are just some of the issues that caused the fight to fall through earlier in the year, with some observers holding ‘The Gypsy King’ responsible.
To add to Brown’s encourage comments, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren also stated in a recent interview that he was quietly confident of putting together a fight between his charge and unified world champion Usyk.
Fury’s exhibition bout with MMA star Francis Ngannou, which will take place in Riyadh next month, was not particularly well received by boxing fans, however all would soon be forgiven if an historic showdown with Usyk is indeed to be next.