For months, there had actually been talk of a historical heavyweight title marriage bout in between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, since Usyk outpointed Anthony Joshua in August 2022 for a 2nd time. Fury had currently had a roller rollercoaster year, retiring two times, participating in talks with Joshua, and beating Derek Chisora in a trilogy fight. Fury teased a prospective fight with UFC champ Francis Ngannou, and likewise used to fight Joshua totally free. Fury then revealed a 3rd fight with Chisora prior to retiring once again, just to return to the sport quickly after. Meanwhile, Usyk beat Joshua in a rematch and called out Fury in the ring. While Fury at first played it cool, his public position has actually given that softened, and the fight appears inescapable. However, Usyk has actually put the marriage bout on hold, mentioning that he is still thinking about the fight however struggling with tiredness.