Tyson Fury’s promoter is “confident” that the British heavyweight will “answer the bell” and return to fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Usyk defends the WBA, IBF and WBO titles in his second fight towards Joshua on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports Box Office.
Fury reaffirmed his intention to retire this month, however his US promoter Bob Arum is hopeful the 34-year-old may be lured again to the game by a profitable conflict towards Usyk or Fury.
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“Absolutely – it’s really the only fight that makes sense for Tyson Fury,” Arum informed Sky Sports. “I’ve mentioned this with my co-promoter of Fury, Frank Warren, and as soon as this fight is over we’re going to put collectively a complete unification match between the winner and Tyson Fury.
Trainer Dave Coldwell tried to plot the downfall of Oleksandr Usyk and divulges the Ukrainian’s strengths forward of Saturday’s rematch with Anthony Joshua.
“Now, if Usyk wins the fight, which I anticipate, that will likely be fairly straightforward to do as a result of we’re very shut to the Usyk individuals as they’re the identical individuals who handle Vasyl Lomachenko who fights for us.
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- Arum: Fury will ‘reply the bell’ for Usyk vs Joshua winner
“If Joshua wins, Eddie Hearn is his promoter. We’ve talked many times with Hearn about various matches and I’m sure we’ll be able to come together on this one.”
Fury has beforehand been adamant that April’s victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley would be his final, though Arum is assured the 34-year-old will likely be “up for the challenge” and return to face the winner.
Ahead of his rematch towards Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua jokes that each time Tyson Fury predicts he’ll lose a fight he finally ends up profitable it!
“I’ve talked with him [Fury] and every day is different, but he’s a fighter and if the right fight is there then Fury will be up for that fight,” Arum added.
(*2*)How for much longer he’ll go after that, god solely is aware of and I’m undecided, however I’m assured at the very least that he’ll reply the bell for that main fight.”
Usyk received by unanimous resolution when he confronted Joshua in London final September, with Arum backing the Ukrainian to produce an analogous efficiency in Saturday’s Saudi Arabia showdown.
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“I like Usyk in the fight, I think that he’s a much better boxer,” Arum predicted. “Joshua can beat him if he presses the action, but Usyk has a pretty good punch .
“I do not know if Joshua can prevail if he simply trades punches with Usyk. We’ll have to see, however that is Joshua’s solely likelihood for my part. I like Usyk fairly massive on this fight, however it’s heavyweight boxing and something can occur.
“It’s a very interesting fight and it should be a very good fight but, all things being equal, I like the Ukrainian boy to win the fight and retain his title.”
Anthony Joshua’s big heavyweight rematch towards Oleksandr Usyk is on Saturday August 20, reside on Sky Sports Box Office. Book Usyk vs Joshua 2 now!