Oleksandr Usyk wants to become the undisputed heavyweight champion by defeating Tyson Fury in their rescheduled bout in February. Following this achievement, Usyk intends to retire from boxing and pursue a football career.
The most recent fight Tyson Fury engaged in was at “The Battle of the Baddest” in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, when he defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou via controversial split decision. After the battle, Oleksandr Usyk, who had been present, went straight into the ring to confront “The Gipsy King.”
The fight between ‘The Gipsy King’ and ‘The Cat’ was immediately cancelled due to the injuries he sustained against Francis Ngannou. The two were forced to reschedule their original December 23 date.
Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin are now anticipated to take place on that day. Having said that, supporters need not worry. Fury will still compete against Usyk in the upcoming year.
Since the fight was signed and made public before the lineal heavyweight boxing champion’s matchup with “The Predator,” there was considerable resentment from the combat sports world. Boxing fans won’t have to wait more than three months for him to square off against Usyk, as the two have been connected to a fight for some time.
‘The Gipsy King’ and Oleksandr Usyk’s’ ultimate fight for the undisputed heavyweight title will be exciting to see, as will Francis Ngannou’s potential presence at ringside to set the stage for his next fight.
When Fury returned to the gym for his bout against Ngannou in December of last year, he claimed to have weighed close to 350 pounds after defeating Derek Chisora. The British fighter underwent a remarkable weight loss regimen, reaching a combat weight of 270 pounds. This will give him a significant size advantage against Usyk in the ring. In the majority of his battles, the Ukrainian weights about 220 pounds.
Usyk told ESNews during his appearance at the WBC convention in Uzbekistan that he will retire if he defeats Fury, saying, “I win and then I go and play football.” I have signed a deal with Polissya, the top football team in Ukraine.”
Usyk has previously shown his passion for the game, having stated that he signed a contract with FC Polissya Zhytomyr following his participation in a team friendly in July. “An official agreement on football cooperation for one year was concluded by Oleksandr Usyk and the club’s president, Hennadiy Butkevich,” according to a prior statement from the Ukrainian Premier League team.
He has already made references to his love of football. He has previously stated that following his participation in a friendly match in July, he officially signed a contract with the team. Usyk was anticipated to wear the team’s No. 17 jersey, and the deal was said to be for a year. Last year, Polissya was promoted to the premier football division in Ukraine. It is now only one point behind Dnipro-1, the league leaders. Usyk’s prospective switch from boxing to football gives his athletic career a special twist.