Bob Arum Reveals Tyson Fury’s Fight Plan for 2022, Includes Joshua and Usyk as Potential Opponents

Published 12/29/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus


For many decades now, the heavyweight division of boxing has been one of the best. In the modern era, technicians like Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, and more rank as the elite names of the division. These are the names that will fight for the belts in 2022 and fans are eager to see them collide for all the world titles.

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Bob Arum, Fury’s US promoter, spoke to iFL TV and spilled the beans on Fury’s fight plan for 2022, including Joshua and Usyk in the big picture.

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“Tyson will just have to fight for the ring magazine title. He’ll save the sanction fee money. Hopefully, he’ll be successful. And then Usyk and Joshua will have fought and the winner will be out there, and he’ll go on to fight them, with or without the WBC title. So you know the loser is going to be, without any question, Dillian Whyte,” he said.

Whyte, the WBC interim heavyweight champ, was in the forefront to face Fury. However, as his team wasn’t quite able to iron out a deal with ‘The Gypsy King’s team, Arum seems to have moved on.

Tyson Fury has a sublime interest in facing Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

The heavyweight title scenario has turned quite interesting ever since Oleksandr Usyk beat ‘AJ’. Fury has a deep interest in facing both the men, as these fights will go on to cement his legacy.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder between rounds REUTERS/Steve Marcus

On top of this, Tyson Fury has hinted at retirement many times. As a result, he will be eager to have an undisputed fight against either ‘AJ’ or ‘The Cat’ before he signs off from pro-boxing.

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His ticket to such a fight will depend on his next fight, which he wants in spring 2022. Hence, the next few weeks will be vital as Fury’s 2022 may look clearer.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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