The heavyweight boxing title unifier in between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has actually been pressed back in the wake of Fury’s near-upset loss to Francis Ngannouaccording to a brand-new report.
Mentioning sources with understanding 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 targeted for Dec. 23.
Fury revealed the battle with Usyk numerous weeks prior to his conference with Ngannou, which he got away with a split choice after going 10 rounds with the ex-UFC champ. Uysk sat ringside at the occasion in Saudi Arabia and pumped up the crowd when electronic cameras cut to him.
Fury was torn down by Ngannou in the 3rd round of the contest, producing the most remarkable minute of the battle. He likewise sustained a cut on his forehead that most likely pressed back his timeline for battling once again.
Ngannou thinks he was robbed by judges this previous Saturday at required an instant rematch with Fury. The U.K. boxing star rather looked ahead to his long-awaited battle with Uysk, which was targeted to take location in April in London before settlements fizzled.
Fury, the WBC champ, will put his belt on the line versus Usyk, the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring titleholder.