“This is what the fans need!”

Tyson Fury Close to Finally Landing Oleksandr Usyk Fight, Per Egis Klimas

Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas revealed that the unifying boxing heavyweight megafight is ‘almost done.’

By Timothy James | December 8, 2022

It’s the boxing heavyweight showdown fans have been dying to see for years - and it may finally be coming to fruition. During an interview with talkSPORT, Egis Klimas gave boxing fans a reason to believe, stating that his team has “been in negotiations even before the [Chisora] fight” and that the deal is almost done.

Klimas predicts that the fight will happen before March and will most likely happen in the Middle East. As of the publishing of this article, no official announcement has been made.

The superbout represents a chance for Fury to unify the heavyweight belts. The “Gypsy King” currently holds the WBC belt, while Usyk holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO straps - 3 titles that Fury previously held.

Fury fought last weekend - dominating Derek Chisora pillar to post and finishing him via TKO in the 10th round. Some fans criticized the decision to fight Chisora - a man Fury had already beaten twice - for a third time, but Fury has been very vocal about calling the fights fans want to see. For a time, Fury wanted a British megafight with Anthony Joshua - but after Joshua dropped back-to-back bouts against Usyk, Fury set his sights on the Ukranian ‘middleweight.’

Usyk hasn’t fought since August earlier this year, where he retained his WBA, IBF, and WBO titles by defeating Joshua for the second time. A battle between Usyk and Fury is the biggest fight there can be in boxing - something Klimas is aware of.

“Two heavyweights, the best in the sport today, undisputed heavyweight championship bout. This is what the fans need,” Klimas said.

We couldn’t agree more.

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