Egis Klimas has provided yet more hope that we will soon see an undisputed heavyweight champion.
Chatting to InsideFighting, Klimas was optimistic when discussing the negotiations between teams for his man, Oleksandr Usyk, to face Tyson Fury. He confirmed all parties want the fight to happen and went on to give a rough timeframe of when it might take place.
“As far as I know, everybody’s already agreed. Tyson Fury already said yes, he’s going to do it. Usyk? Of course, he called already for it.”
“Maybe by the end of the year, or the beginning of next year. But definitely we’re going to be talking about it.”
Words of a confident man, although he’s been around the sport long enough to know anything can happen. When asked the percentage chance of the fight happening, he quipped that, in boxing, it’s only 100% when the fighters ‘walk into the ring.’ He followed it up with a number and potential location.
“Now about 80%… It’s probably going to happen again back in Saudi [Arabia].”
His information aligns with the latest reported developments, and they combine to give fans more hope than ever that the pair will face off to determine the best heavyweight of a generation.
Who will come out on top? It’s no surprise that Klimas has confidence in his fighter. When asked if he was the one to beat an undefeated Fury, the manager countered with Usyk’s own perfect record and presented an attribute he clearly thinks will be key.
“Usyk never lost [either]. Usyk got good feet.”
“If Usyk would be thinking he would not beat [Fury], he [would] not ever call him or would go to fight with him. Of course Usyk is going to beat him.”