Oleksandr Usyk edges closer towards an undisputed showdown with Tyson Fury after penning a deal with Saudi promoters… amid talk of a double-header in the Middle East with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder
- Usyk has joined Saudi promotion company Skills Challenge Promotions
- There is hope that a fight between Fury and Usyk will be made in December
The pair were locked in negotiations back in April before talks broke down between both parties.
However, recent developments are positive for the potential future fight as Usyk has signed with Skills Challenge Promotions in hopes of setting up a fight against Fury.
Taking place in December, the event would look to bring eyes to the sport of boxing in the Middle East and be the first major event since Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy, beat Jake Paul in February.
Oleksandr Usyk has announced that he joined Saudi promoters Skills Challenge
Tyson Fury’s negotiations with Usyk fell through earlier this year
The CEO of the promotion, Amer Abdallah, revealed the signing of the Ukrainian on Saturday with a view to the proposed tournament taking place later this year.
Usyk admitted his reasoning for joining the company was with a view to sealing the deal to fight Fury.
He told Seconds Out: ‘Skills Challenge is capable of organising the fight with Tyson Fury, together with Alex Krassyuk and Egis Klismas.
‘I don’t feel any negative towards Tyson, I will pray for him. This fight can be guaranteed by the lord, but if he hasn’t got this plan it will never happen.’
However, first Usyk is expected to take on Daniel Dubois in August as his deal with Skills Challenge will not affect this.