Tyson Fury to face Usyk in undisputed world heavyweight title fight

Tyson Fury is back on track to meet Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world in a mega-millions fight in Saudi Arabia.

Team Fury are in talks worth even more than Saturday’s £85million bonanza here which saw Ukraine war hero Usyk keep his WBA, IBF and WBO belts. The fight to unite those titles with Fury’s WBC belt is pencilled in for December 17.

That is the night before the 2022 World Cup final in neighbouring Qatar and the fight would intensify the focus on the Middle East.

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.’

After beating Joshua for a second time, 35-year-old Usyk said: ‘The fight with Fury is the only one I want. If that doesn’t happen I may not fight again. But I do believe we are going to fight each other soon.’

Fury took the first step towards retracting his latest retirement claim by belittling the efforts of Usyk and Joshua — ‘They were s*** and I’d beat them both on the same night’ — then proclaiming: ‘The Gypsy King is here to stay forever so get your cheque book out.’

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