Tyson Fury may nonetheless combat Oleksandr Usyk subsequent, says Bob Arum, the influential head of High Rank which co-promotes the WBC heavyweight champion.
Fury is subsequent boxing in a non-title bout in opposition to Francis Ngannou, the blended martial artist and former UFC titlist, and has himself prompt he’ll proceed to combat different names from the world of MMA, like Jon Jones.
However Arum believes that Fury’s subsequent contest will the truth is be the undisputed championship conflict with Ukraine’s Usyk, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight belts.
“It will not be laborious to make,” Arum advised Sky Sports activities. “I do know the Usyk folks, they’re good folks. His supervisor, his promoter, they’re terrific folks.
“Usyk himself is a terrific man. I feel he needs that combat. I feel that combat’s going to occur and hopefully it can occur sooner moderately than later.”
Regardless that earlier negotiations to make Fury vs Usyk have failed, Arum maintains that not solely will or not it’s subsequent nevertheless it may solely be a matter of months away. “In all probability early subsequent 12 months nevertheless it may occur as early as December,” he mentioned.
He would not nevertheless anticipate Fury having too many extra bouts.
“I want to see him combat Usyk. I feel as soon as he fights Usyk and assuming he beats Usyk then I feel he’ll do a victory lap, perhaps two extra fights and let the youthful guys take over,” Arum mentioned.
Inheritor to the throne?
One of many “youthful guys” developing is great American heavyweight Jared Anderson.
Arum want to see him field a Briton, current title challenger Daniel Dubois.
“Excellent,” he mentioned. “If Frank [Warren, Dubois’ promoter] will serve him as much as me, we’ll take him.”
Anderson will likely be again in motion quickly.
“He is preventing once more November I feel it is a Thursday, the sixteenth in Vegas on an enormous card with Shakur Stevenson,” Arum defined. “The week of the Components One race in Las Vegas.
“Then he could have fought 4 occasions this 12 months, and we hope to have him within the ring 4 extra occasions subsequent 12 months, after which we will go for a world title.”