In a surprising revelation, promoter Eddie Hearn has announced the existence of a clause in Tyson Fury's contract with Oleksandr Usyk that could lead to two fights between the heavyweight icons.
Tyson Fury's Upcoming Fight
Before the highly-anticipated clash between Fury and Usyk, the Gypsy King is set to make a comeback on October 28 in a crossover bout against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.
Fury announced a deal to face Usyk after his fight with Ngannou.
Rematch Clause in Fury vs. Usyk Contract
Eddie Hearn revealed that the contract between Fury and Usyk includes a rematch clause, indicating a potential two-fight series between the two heavyweights.
Hearn said in an interview with iFL TV, "I've heard that there's a rematch clause whatever happens."
Possible Historic Undisputed Title Fight
If the Fury vs. Usyk fight materializes, it will have significant implications in the heavyweight division as it could potentially crown the first-ever four-belt undisputed champion.
Fury's Potential Risk Fighting Ngannou
Before the Fury vs. Usyk showdown, the Gypsy King must focus on his crossover fight with Francis Ngannou. Fury expressed concern about the risky nature of the bout, stating, "He's about 6ft 5in tall, he's about 278 pounds, he's about 18 or 19 stone, a dynamite puncher with both hands. He's recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the hardest puncher to have ever punched anything, so there's that risk."
Fury also acknowledged that the biggest risk lies in fighting an MMA fighter like Ngannou, admitting, "What happens if he beats me? Ridiculed. It would be like getting beat by Liverpool for Manchester United, 7-0, wouldn't it? How do you come back from that?"
Ngannou was less than pleased with Fury's decision to announce his fight with Usyk before their clash in Saudi Arabia. He tweeted, "I don't know what's the minimum medical suspension in boxing but I really don't understand how Tyson can fight in December after what's going to happen on 10/28."