Boxer Usyk gives Fury ultimatum
Oleksandr Usyk has given an ultimatum to Tyson Fury, urging him to fight for the undisputed world champion title on December 23
Usyk made this statement in an interview with Boxing King Media.
Usyk's ultimatum comes in response to British promoter Frank Warren's announcement that Tyson Fury won't be able to face him on December 23, as stipulated in their contract for the undisputed super heavyweight world champion title.
"We must fight on December 23 as per the contract. If Fury isn't ready by that date, he should relinquish the belt and take some rest. As for the specific deadline for Fury's response, that's a matter for his manager or promoter, not me," Usyk stated.
Fury's recent bout
On October 28, Tyson Fury faced mixed martial arts fighter Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia. Fury was knocked down in the third round, and the judges awarded him a contentious split decision victory after ten rounds.
Usyk vs. Fury showdown
Usyk and Fury are scheduled to meet on December 23 in Saudi Arabia for a bout to determine the undisputed super heavyweight world champion.
Before his fight against Ngannou, Fury had threatened to sue Usyk if he refused to fight in December 2023. This threat followed Usyk's statement that he typically requires 14 weeks to prepare for a fight. Usyk accused Fury, who holds the WBC (World Boxing Council) title, of taking his words out of context.
To provide some context, it's important to note that Usyk is the current world champion in the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (World Boxing Association), and IBF (International Boxing Federation) organizations.