Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk new date to be announced NEXT WEEK, confirms Ukrainian's promoter | The Sun

TYSON FURY's highly anticipated fight against Oleksandr Usyk has been given a new date.

The two fighters were due to face off on December 23 but it was pushed back after Fury's controversial win over Francis Ngannou.

Usyk's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has now confirmed that the new date for the heavyweight clash will be in February 2024.

He also claimed that the full date will be announced next week.

Krassyuk has insisted that the Ukrainian fighter is "ready to go"and that they will remain "flexible" in order to make sure the bout happens.

He told Boxing News: "He’s absolutely ready to go and he knows how to deal with Tyson.



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“That’s why I feel confident, that’s why I feel relaxed about this fight.

“The only thing that I’m really concerned about is to make this fight happen.

"In the contract, it was December 23, but it’s a matter of common sense and common reason.

"If a fighter isn’t ready to go, you cannot make him.

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“We would rather stay flexible, stay relaxed.

"We have settled already on the new date [in February] and next week, we’re going to announce it; hopefully, of course."

Krassyuk also claimed that Fury was deserving of his win against Ngannou, but he does think that Uysk believed that the Brit was "not serious" in the fight.

He added: “When you treat your opponent with disrespect when you overlook your opponent, sometimes s*** happens.

"That was an unlucky night for our guy.

“From a boxing point of view, Tyson Fury won the fight. The fight is scored by the rounds.

"So, according to my card, he was a couple of rounds ahead, and that’s normal.

"He lost a couple of rounds. One round, he definitely lost for having a knockdown, but in general, he won.

“The emotional impression was an absolute underdog, an MMA fighter with zero chance, suddenly fires up the world.

"So now Tyson Fury is in the position of being frustrated about what the world has about him.

“The only man who doesn’t trust Tyson Fury is Oleksandr Usyk because he still thinks Tyson Fury was playing a game [in his fight with Ngannou].

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“He thinks Tyson Fury was not serious.

"When he steps foot into the ring with Oleksandr Usyk, he will be at his best.”

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