Oleksandr Usyk has penned a new promotional pact with Saudi Arabia’s Skill Challenge Entertainment as he continues to eye up a fight with Tyson Fury.
The 20-0 pound-for-pound star is currently guided by manager Egis Klimas and promoter Alex Krassyuk, and has linked up with the Saudi backed company for his next ‘couple of fights.’
The promotional outfit has Badou Jack, the WBC World Cruiserweight Champion on their books, as well as a number of local prospects.
Usyk spoke to Boxing King Media in the wake of the announcement.
“Our objective is to make the biggest fight in history … We are quite confident that Skill Challenge is capable of organising this historic event, the fight between Oleksandr Usyk, the unified heavyweight champion, and the WBC champion, Tyson Fury. This fight stays the priority for us.”
He sent a final message to Fury directly.
“Everything that Tyson Fury and his people say, they say it to the mirror … Greedy belly, I love you. You borracho [drunk].”
Following a perfect, four-belt campaign at cruiserweight, Usyk moved up to the top division and had two introductory fights – Chaz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora – before challenging for Anthony Joshua’s unified titles.
He won that bout handily, and decisioned the Brit again in an immediate rematch – which took place in Saudi – to break free from that contract and move on to his goal of becoming undisputed in a second weight class.
That looked close earlier this year, but talks with WBC Champion, Tyson Fury, crumbled at the last hurdle. This new deal for the Ukrainian comes amidst talks for Saudi to stage both that clash for all the marbles as well as a heavyweight humdinger between Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Usyk’s link up with Skill Challenge isn’t expected to have any effect on his mandatory defence against Daniel Dubois, which is targeted for August 26 in Wroclaw, Poland.