Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Winner to Face Deontay Wilder in 2023? WBC President Makes Major Revelations

Published 11/24/2022, 11:45 AM EST

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A fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk is one the boxing world has been waiting for. The two are currently the champions of the heavyweight division and their potential matchup can decide the undisputed champion.

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Moreover, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman feels that this fight must take place sooner rather than later. In an interview with SkySports, the WBC president revealed that he would like to see Fury vs Usyk so that the winner could face the next WBC challenger.

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” There has been real interest in having Fury against Usyk take place, that would be a great possibility and then the winner would have to fight the WBC mandatory once that is confirmed.” he said

The WBC mandatory bout will take place between Andy Ruiz Jr and Deontay Wilder who are both coming off wins. Sulaiman then added that the WBC has always supported unification bouts and will do so with this one as well. He also claimed that this fight would be one that breaks the stereotype of boxing not being able to put on the fights everyone wants to see.

The WBC has been extremely supportive of unification bouts. We supported back then Wilder against Joshua,it didn’t happen. Then we supported when the time could be for Fury against Joshua again and then we support Fury against Usyk.” he added

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Fury is set to face Derek Chisora in his next bout. However, many feel that it is just a filler fight for 2023 and that ‘The Gypsy King’ will easily emerge victorious in this bout.

Tyson Fury claims the Usyk fight will be very one-sided

In an interview with Queensberry Promotions, he stated that when he will beat ‘The Cat’ the fans would call it a ‘mismatch’. “I’ll tell you now what people are going to say when I splatter Usyk; they’re going to say ‘he was too small! It was a mismatch! He was never any good to Tyson. It was a mismatch.’ Whatever. And then we move on.” said Fury

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Fury stands at 6 feet 9 inches tall which is almost a 6-inch height advantage over Usyk. Moreover, he is also the heavier boxer by quite a margin. Despite that, Usyk has voluntarily chosen to move up a weight class and needs to beat all challenges that come with it including Fury. This fight is a bag of unknowns waiting to be discovered which fans will hope to see in 2023.

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.
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