Lagos, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has issued a legal threat to fellow boxer Oleksandr Usyk, warning that he will sue if their anticipated fight does not occur this year.
Last month, both fighters announced they had reached an agreement to face each other in the first undisputed heavyweight bout to determine the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
According to ESPN, the fight is scheduled for 23 December or January 2024, contingent on Fury’s performance against Francis Ngannou this weekend.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Fury confirmed that the necessary documents have been signed for the December bout and cautioned Usyk that any delay could result in a breach of contract, leading to a lawsuit.
“I’m expecting it to take place in December, that’s what I’ve been told, so I’ve got no reason to doubt it, for sure,” Fury stated.
“Usyk has to fight me in December, he doesn’t have a choice. He’s signed a contract, so if he doesn’t, he’s in breach of the contract and will face legal action, so he really has no choice.”