“History In Making”: Fans Hyped Up As Frank Warren Shares Promotional Video For Oleksandr Usyk Vs Tyson Fury Undisputed Fight
The much-awaited showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury remains on the horizon now. In confirmation of the historic unification of titles clash, ace-promoter Frank Warren has dropped the first promotional video for it. Outlined to take place sometime in February or March of 2024, the fight remains poised as one of the most important clashes for the boxing realm.
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It’ll soon be a year since Usyk and Fury entered negotiations for their fight. Initially, reports emerged that Tyson Fury was not happy with the purse splits, leading to the fall of the fight. However, the relentless efforts of stakeholders kept the conversations going. And today, we stand on the brink of it coming to terms. The boxing realm’s energy ahead of this clash? Palpable.
Anticipations Realized: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk set in stone
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‘Gypsy King’s’ promoter, Frank Warren has told the world that the promotions for the Fury-Usyk fight have begun. Warren took to his X, saying, “The Promotion for the #RingofFire Undisputed has begun! Counting the days down already!” The fight is being touted as one of the most lavishly organized fights in recent times, given the Saudis are backing it up. Fury enjoys a good relationship with the Saudis that even resulted in them inviting him to herald their boxing season with the Francis Ngannou fight.
The video features snippets from the press conference that was held in Riyadh, an official nod to the occurrence of the fight. The invocation of the ‘Ring of Fire’ has nudged fans to emerge in excitement for the bout.
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One fan found it endearing that both the world champions did not carry their belts to the event. In the last year, the Fury-Usyk clash has transcended beyond the necessity of the title unification. Today, the boxing realm remains on its toes just to see the giants collide with each other to determine who among them is the better fighter.
I loved the fact both men left their Championship belts at home for the Press conference, that makes it even more meaningful. It might be Undisputed but no need to have the ridiculous belts on show. This fight is bigger than all the belts 🔥
— Fire Skull 🔥💀 (@FireSkull2023) November 18, 2023
Another fan was appreciative of the efforts and resources the Saudis are channeling toward the sport of boxing. Apart from the Ring of Fire, they have also stacked up an impressive card for the 23rd of December. It features elite names like Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Daniel Dubois.
Appreciate the effort and investment the Saudis and Turki have put into boxing for this event and December 23. Long live this. Making boxing a sport you can't take your eyes off. Especially monster events like these two. Certainly buying the PPV for both events. 🔥🔥
— The Tories Out (@TheToriesOut) November 18, 2023
A fan reiterated the fact that this fight is truly historic in its sense.
History in the making
— louie and amber (@louieandamber1) November 18, 2023
Another fan did not agree with Fury getting the fight. They remained keen on seeing Cameroonian fighter, Francis Ngannou go against Usyk. On the 28th of October, Gypsy King entered the ring against a novice boxer, Ngannou in an exhibition-esque fight. For a champion like Fury, the fight did not come in his favor. He managed to win the bout only through a split decision against a fighter who’s never boxed before.
Should be Ngannou fighting Usyk, after he clearly beat Fury.
— Scott (@AccountNo100) November 18, 2023
However, then came a fan who predicted the fight in Tyson Fury’s favor.
Fury will be full of fire for this fight one of his best performances incoming 💯
— The Big Dosser (@thebigdosser1) November 18, 2023
Who emerges as the ultimate champion of the heavyweight class? Only time will tell. But, Fury has gained the support of one important opinion leader.
Tyson Fury gets backed up by Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson maintains an unwavering outlook on Tyson Fury’s upcoming title clash against Oleksandr Usyk. The scheduled undisputed championship bout between Fury and Usyk is a monumental challenge for both fighters. But, Concerns emerged post-Fury’s narrow victory over Ngannou, prompting doubts about his readiness for Usyk. However, Tyson, who trained Ngannou against Fury, refrains from allowing Fury’s last performance to cloud his predictions for the upcoming fight.
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He said, “I got to go with Fury,” Tyson said. “I think he’s the best fighter in the world, especially in the heavyweight division. Great fighters lose, great fighters look bad, but that doesn’t stop them from being great fighters.” Acknowledging Fury’s tough night against Ngannou, Tyson cited Fury’s championship status to pick him as his favorite. Despite the surprising struggle against Ngannou, Tyson believes that Fury will triumph against Usyk.
Despite Fury’s recent struggles, Tyson’s unwavering faith in Fury’s overall skill and capability to conquer Usyk remains resolute, reflecting the adage that occasional setbacks don’t define the enduring prowess of a champion. In this showdown of a lifetime, the fight seems to be favoring both Usyk and Fury. Who leaps the contest? Stay tuned with us as we follow the developments on this front closely.
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Meanwhile, whom do you favor between the two? Take your picks in the comments section below.