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Bob Arum expects Fury v Usyk to happen

Bob Arum expects Fury v Usyk to happen

Bob Arum is adamant that a fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will happen.

Talks for a heavyweight unification bout between the world champions broke down earlier this year but the Gypsy King's US promoter Arum is optimistic that the blockbuster clash will eventually materialise.

He told Sky Sports: "It won’t be hard to make. I think he [Usyk] wants that fight. I think that fight is going to happen, and hopefully, it will happen sooner rather than later.

"Probably be early next year, but it could happen as early as December. I would like to see [Fury] fight Usyk. I think once he fights Usyk, and assuming he beats Usyk, then I think he’ll do a victory lap, maybe two more fights, and let the younger guys take over."

Fury's next fight is against UFC star Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia next month and Arum fears that the WBC world champion could be damaged by his opponent's explosive punching power which matches that of former rival Deontay Wilder.

The promoter said: "Yeah, I think he can. I think he can. Obviously, Deontay has trained his whole life as a boxer so he had that in his favour. But it’s the same type of danger that Fury faces fighting Ngannou as when he fought Deontay Wilder."

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