Tyson Fury has continued to fight Anthony Joshua’s conqueror Oleksandr Usyk in a heavyweight unification bout after the Ukrainian defeated Anthony Joshua on Saturday evening.
Usyk remains atop of the boxing pound-for-pound rankings after the victory over the Brit, and although Fury has numerously stated that he would retire, it seems he’ll now return to face the heavyweight champion.
Usyk was awarded Fury’s Ring Magazine title after the win this past weekend, which Fury was forced to vacate after speaking on retirement. But talks are already underway for the two to face one another, in what would be one of the more highly anticipated heavyweight bouts since in recent history.
It has been revealed that talks are already underway to see the Gypsy King return to action after Usyk defeated Joshua on Saturday night, winning in convincing fashion to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO whilst also taking the vacant Ring Magazine title, given up by Fury.
It comes after Fury has once again reversed his decision to call time on his boxing career to challenge Usyk. The Daily Mail has reported that a fight date has been ‘pencilled in’ for December 17 in Saudi Arabia – the night before the World Cup final in Qatar.
Prince Mohammad Abdulaziz, the Saudi minister for sport, confirmed: “We are very interested in the fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. We are looking to do that in the city of Riyadh.”
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has confirmed it is extremely unlikely the fight will be held in the UK.
“At the end of the day, it’s where the most money can be generated,” he said.