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Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk on tap for 2022

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The prospect of Tyson Fury facing Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight bonanza next year has purist boxing fans drooling at the prospect.

Usyk’s win over Anthony Joshua and status in any rematch opens the door for a massive battle with Fury at the back end of 2022.

Provided Fury comes through Deontay Wilder on October 9th, one of the most skill-filled bouts of this generation could be on the cards.

As he proved on Saturday night in London, Usyk is a wonderfully talented boxer who could beat anyone in the world and any given day. That includes Fury, although pitting the two together is undoubtedly as close to “heavyweight boxing porn” as you could get.

The pugilistic world is possibly just two fights away from the clash becoming a reality. Fury is first up in his trilogy against Wilder.

Looking at Fury’s inactivity over the past few years, there’s the potential that ending his saga with “The Bronze Bomber” on a winning note would lead to another year out of the ring for “The Gypsy King.”

This scenario would leave all eyes on the Usyk vs. Joshua rematch, which hopefully Fury would attend at ringside to spike interest.


A repeat triumph for Usyk would then set up one of the most talent-stacked top-division battles in some years.

Two other scenarios do lurk on the flip side, though. Both Wilder and Joshua do have the punching power to rewrite the script.

A win for either or both would turn the whole idea on its head.

But for now, fans can dream of an Usyk vs. Fury super-fight at 200 pounds plus. It’s a contest that would ultimately crown the best heavyweight of a generation – once and for all.

Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight champion
Mark Robinson

Now ranked number two in the pound-for-pound ratings, Usyk is currently number one in the weight class due to Fury’s lack of action.

Fury will unarguably want to pit his wits against the Ukrainian master due to that simple fact. But only if he does regain the top spot with another triumph against career rival Wilder.

What a time to be a heavyweight!

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