The heavyweight boxing title unifier between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been pushed again within the wake of Fury’s near-upset loss to Francis Ngannou, based on a brand new report.
Citing sources with information of the shift, ESPN.com reported Fury vs. Usyk will happen in February at a to-be-announced date. The heavyweight title battle initially was focused for Dec. 23.
Fury introduced the battle with Usyk a number of weeks previous to his assembly with Ngannou, which he escaped with a cut up choice after going 10 rounds with the ex-UFC champ. Uysk sat ringside on the occasion in Saudi Arabia and pumped up the gang when cameras lower to him.
Fury was knocked down by Ngannou within the third spherical of the competition, producing essentially the most memorable second of the battle. He additionally sustained a lower on his brow that probably pushed again his timeline for preventing once more.
Ngannou believes he was robbed by judges this previous Saturday at known as for a direct rematch with Fury. However the U.Ok. boxing star as an alternative seemed forward to his long-awaited battle with Uysk, which was focused to happen in April in London earlier than negotiations fizzled.
Fury, the WBC champion, will put his belt on the road towards Usyk, the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring titleholder.