By Brian Webber: Bob Arum believes that placing collectively the undisputed heavyweight championship combat between his man, WBC champion Tyson Fury & IBF, WBA & WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk received’t be troublesome, and he thinks it might occur as early as December.
After all, Arum’s remark concerning the Fury-Usyk combat doubtlessly occurring quickly may very well be interpreted as a slick promotional transfer to create extra curiosity within the October twenty eighth circus occasion between Fury taking over former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on TNT Sports activities PPV & ESPN+ pay-per-view from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
By Arum floating the opportunity of a Fury vs. Usyk combat going down doubtlessly in October or early subsequent yr, it should create extra followers’ curiosity in Tyson’s match towards 37-year-old non-boxer Ngannou on October twenty eighth to assist pump up the PPV gross sales for this godawful trainwreck.
“It received’t be exhausting to make. I believe he [Oleksandr Usyk] desires that combat. I believe that combat’s going to occur, and hopefully, it should occur sooner reasonably than later,” stated Bob Arum to Sky Sports activities concerning the Tyson Fury vs. Usyk undisputed heavyweight championship.
“[Fury-Usyk fight will] In all probability be early subsequent yr, but it surely might occur as early as December,” Arum continued.
As it’s now, boxing followers view Fury-Ngannou as a low-cost cash seize and an terrible mismatch to use the gullible individuals to open up their pocketbooks to order it on pay-per-view. Fury vs. Ngannou is an utter abomination and so improper on many ranges. It’s like taking NFL quarterback Tom Brady and organising a combat with Fury to make the most of Brady’s soccer followers to buy the joke.
Fury’s combat with Ngannou exhibits how boxing promoters are stooping to the extent of superstar matches, following pathetic Youtuber mannequin to hawk rubbish to informal followers, turning the game right into a joke. With no means of controlling this rubbish, it should probably proceed. There’s no league official in boxing to stop trash like this from occurring.
Fury clearly isn’t going to combat Usyk as a result of, for all intents and functions, he’s retired from going through high quality opposition from the boxing world. At this level, Fury’s solely curiosity is making straightforward coin, utilizing his standing because the WBC champion as a instrument to assist market his occasions towards non-boxers from the MMA world and washed-up journeyman-level fighters.
“I want to see him [Fury] combat Usyk. I believe as soon as he fights Usyk, and assuming he beats Usyk, then I believe he’ll do a victory lap, perhaps two extra fights, and let the youthful guys take over,” Arum stated with out naming who the “youthful guys” are that he’s referring to.
Clearly, Arum is hoping that Jared Anderson can seize the reins from Fury when he provides up his WBC belt, and be his subsequent champion.