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The time is right for Tyson Fury to meet Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight championship fight early in 2023, according to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman.
For the fight to take place, Fury would have to come through next week’s voluntary defence of the WBC title against Derek Chisora.
But he will not be forced to box a mandatory challenger before a fight with Usyk, the unified WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titlist, if that bout can be made next.
“The WBC has been extremely supportive of unification bouts,” Sulaiman explained.