The heavyweight division is in relatively healthy shape. Some big fights are happening, but a heavyweight undisputed unification eludes us.
We were teased with an all-British version last year when Tyson Fury holding the WBC title and Anthony Joshua owning the WBO, WBA and IBF belts, both signed to lock horns in Saudi Arabia last year, only for an arbitration lawsuit steering Fury towards a trilogy with Deontay Wilder.
The heavyweight landscape has since changed, Anthony Joshua went on losing back-to-back fights with Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) this past year handing over three of the four belts. Tyson Fury on the other hand kept the WBC version, finishing off Wilder in devastating fashion in an action-packed trilogy.
The career long manager of two-weight world champion, Egis Klimas spoke candidly this past week on what the future holds for the current WBO, WBA and IBF Heavyweight World Champion.
“The soonest he will back will probably be in February, definitely not this year. Secondly when is Tyson (Fury) going to be ready? Because Usyk right now is only looking for unification. So hopefully Tyson is going to make up his mind and if he has no excuses, in February we are probably going to fight.” Said Klimas in an Interview with FightHub Tv.
“After the fight (with Anthony Joshua) Oleksandr went back to Ukraine. As we speak he just came back from the frontline. The country is really fighting, it’s a real war, it is not boxing. He’s helping a lot of people, he is doing his duty for the country.
“That is why he is not able to prepare for a fight (with Tyson Fury in December), in a week or two he is only able to just come out of Ukraine. Then he will come to the United States, we have some plans here, then he can start to prepare the training. That brings us to February.”