Tyson Fury‘s promoter Bob Arum has confirmed talks with Oleksandr Usyk‘s team regarding a potential mega-fight with the Ukrainian ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua.
Former cruiserweight champion Usyk, 35, stepped up in weight to strip AJ, 32, of his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September.
The pair will run it back in Saudi Arabia later this month on August 20 with the winner expected to take on Fury in an undisputed bout.
The Gypsy King is currently enjoying a spot of retirement after his April 23 showdown with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
But the chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis would be impossible for him to resist according to Arum.
“Well I’ll let you know in a few weeks when the Usyk-Joshua fight takes place,” he told Barbershop Conversations.
Usyk’s preparation for the rematch with Joshua has been disrupted by Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
However, he looks in incredible shape as he closes in on his return to the ring in two weeks’ time.