Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk won't fight each in 2023, says latest report

Michael Benson tweeted the following concerning news from his Twitter account today which could be sad news to some, as it seems to muddy the future of seeing Tyson Fury fighting Oleksandr Usyk anytime soon.

In a post that details a conversation Benson had with Queensberry Promotions, Frank Warren, Benson revealed information that has not been put forth to the light just yet, and seemingly nixed all hope of a 2023 December heavyweight tournament.

“Tyson Fury will NOT be fighting Oleksandr Usyk in December in Saudi Arabia,” tweeted the media personality via his @MichaelBensonn account. “I’m told by Frank Warren. He said the Saudis may postpone their plans to January, so Fury is pressing ahead with a fight in the UK. Warren hopes to make Fury vs Daniel Dubois for undisputed next year.”

One big question now arises…isn’t Oleksandr Usyk fighting Daniel Dubois later this year. We have believed this to be true as it has been long speculated that a fight between Usyk and Dubois, which is WBA heavyweight mandatory title defense is inevitably for the summer months.

Now with the Benson news it calls into question; something that ProBox TV explored late-last week when looking at the heavyweight division. Where is the heavyweight division headed?

The division seems stuck in its own way as at best we are averaging one good marquee fight at the top of the division every year, while a lot of the big-name fighters are in bouts of little interest to the fans.

Earlier this year, Egis Klimas, the manager of Usyk said the following to ProBox TV News. 

"We couldn't get negotiations done [with Tyson Fury], so we sent a request to the WBA to order a purse bid for [Oleksandr] Usyk versus [Daniel] Dubois," said Egis Klimas.