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Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury could face off in a heavyweight unification bout in 2022 if the Ukrainian is successful in his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

 

Oleksandr Usyk has expressed his desire to face-off against Tyson Fury in a unification bout next year.

 

 

The Ukrainian took Anthony Joshua’s three heavyweight belts with a stellar victory in north London, bringing a swift end to the boxing world’s aspirations of seeing Fury and Joshua go head-to-head in a bout of their own.

 

 

The manner of Joshua defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has put the potential of a future bout between the two Brits looking very unlikely to be for world boxing’s four heavyweight titles.

 

 

Instead, the growing consensus is that a heavyweight unification bout would instead see Usyk and Fury go head-to-head.

 

 

In order for that to occur, Usyk would have to defeat Joshua in the pair’s rematch, likely to take place in spring, while Fury needs to overcome Dillian Whyte in the WBC’s mandated title defence.

 

 

While there is still lots to be decided in that regard and Usyk is focused on his upcoming opponent, he’s admitted he’s keen on facing Fury.

 

“Of course, it’s not always good to think about another opponent when you have a fight lined up but what I like about Fury is his boxing competence,” he told The Independent.

 

 

“Stylistically, he’s very technical. He’s educated in the ring. I think it would be a good fight, I’d have to bring my best game.”

 

 

Such a bout would be fiercely-anticipated and could go down as one of the finest heavyweight fights in the modern era.

 

 

Even more so following the impressive win for Usyk and Fury’s performance in his recent victory in the trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder.

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