Tyson Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward has spoken out about a potential undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk, and admits a date of April 29th would be on the sharp side in terms of preparation.
With less than six weeks to go, fans remain in a state of limbo on whether or not the legacy defining clash will take place.
And Steward told Sky Sports that Fury would need to ramp up his training in order to compensate for the lack of time to prepare for what many feel could be the toughest test of his career.
“If that’s what they agree on and that’s what he wants to do, if he feels he can get ready for April 29 and fight Usyk then he’ll just have to train extra hard for that.
It’s a short bit of time but I believe Tyson has the ability and the physical attributes to handle the situation.”
Although Fury and Usyk agreed a 70/30 split, there has been no official announcement and concerns are growing amongst the boxing public that time is running out.
There is talk the fight could be pushing backed to a date in early June, though it remains unclear whether or not this would this would involve a fresh host of negotiations or not.
Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas admitted last week it would soon be time to “pull the plug” on the talks for April 29th, as he blasted Fury for changing stipulations throughout talks between the two camps.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has remained confident, and recently teased ‘big news’ was coming soon, the biggest hint yet that the fight is on.