Boxing: Tyson Fury is in talks to stage a undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East

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Tyson Fury IS in talks to stage a sensational undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East, says Bob Arum… and Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua could both step aside to make it happen

  • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk could stage a undisputed clash in Middle East 
  • The heavyweight stars are in talks that have caused ‘chaos’, says Bob Arum 
  • The promoter said Dillian Whyte could step aside from facing Fury next 
  • Joshua would also have to stand down from his slated rematch against Usyk 


Tyson Fury is in negotiations over a stunning undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East, according to his promoter Bob Arum.

The Gypsy King was preparing to face Dillian Whyte in a mandatory defence of his WBC belt this Spring, but Arum has revealed the ‘total chaos’ of an offer to crown the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

The sensational development could see both Whyte and Anthony Joshua – who was set to rematch Usyk in April – step down to make the showdown happen.

Tyson Fury is in sensational talks to face Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East, says Bob Arum

Usyk was meant to face Anthony Joshua this Spring

Tyson Fury is in sensational talks to face Oleksandr Usyk (R) in the Middle East, says Bob Arum

‘It is total chaos,’ Arum told talkSPORT. ‘What’s happening is just promises coming out of the Middle East about doing a unified fight with Usyk and Fury, and is Dillian Whyte going to step aside.

‘And people that have absolutely no contractual ties – like Frank Warren’s Queensberry and our Top Rank do – are getting involved.

‘It’s a typical terrible kind of situation, but hopefully it’ll get sorted out and probably it will get sorted out with a purse bid on Friday. 

‘Who are these people in the Middle East? And what’s their backing and all of that stuff? That’s not clear,’ he added.

‘All I know is that the contract with Tyson Fury is with Frank Warren’s Queensberry and Top Rank.

‘Nobody has talked to us about buying out rights or getting our permission to go ahead.’

More to follow.

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