Oleksandr Usyk’s manager has confirmed his fighter’s presence at Tyson Fury’s upcoming WBC title defence against Derek Chisora at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Amongst all of the commentary on tickets and pay-per-view prices, one man will almost certainly be gifted a ringside seat when Fury faces ‘Del Boy’ for the third time.
Egis Klimas, Usyk’s manager, took to social media to inform ‘The Gypsy King’ that his championship rival would be in attendance on the night, providing yet more hope to fans that an undisputed fight may be just around the corner.
“We are coming December 3rd to cheer for you, make sure you won’t fuck [it up] this time.”
We are coming December 3rd to cheer for you, make sure you won’t fuck this time. https://t.co/cjzmxe4CcX
— Egis Klimas (@KlimasBoxing) November 23, 2022
Awkward (and hilarious) error aside, Klimas’ message is clear – win so we can fight you for all the belts. Fury will be putting the WBC belt on the line, whilst Usyk’s WBO, IBF, and WBA will be ready to complete the puzzle when (if) the pair fight in early 2023.
Despite many fans’ opinions of poor matchmaking, ‘WAR’ Chisora is a heavyweight who leaves it all in the ring, so talks must be put on ice until the final bell rings, whether that’s after one round or twelve.
The added pressure of the Ukrainian champion being front and centre may test Fury, but, knowing the way he works, he’s much more likely to thrive from it.
As for Usyk, it will give him a chance to see how his future dance partner deals with a former opponent in Chisora. Usyk took a decision victory over the challenger back in October of 2020.
In what was an early test in a new weight class, he dealt with a relentless but tiring Chisora well.
Fury versus Chisora goes down on December 3 in London, and will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office for the controversial price of £26.95.