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‘Total chaos’ – Tyson Fury could still fight Oleksandr Usyk NEXT as Bob Arum reveals talks continue on Middle East deal which could see Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua step down

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‘Total chaos’ – Tyson Fury could still fight Oleksandr Usyk NEXT as Bob Arum reveals talks continue on Middle East deal which could see Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua step down

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Bob Arum has told talkSPORT.com that negotiations over a potential deal in the Middle East to see Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk perform next are still ongoing, although he is apparently not optimistic.

Fury’s American co-promoter called the situation ‘utter chaos’ explaining that as things stand he has ‘absolutely no idea’ if the WBC heavyweight champion will defend his belt against Whyte or s will unify with Usyk when he next enters the ring. .

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Arum is promoting Tyson Fury in the US and Frank Warren is his UK promoter

The Gypsy King has been ordered by the WBC to face mandatory challenger Whyte next, but that situation alone is complicated.

Whyte remains in a legal battle with the WBC for his title shot.

The sanctioning body ruled the fight would have an 80/20 purse in Fury’s favor, should she go to the purse offers.

Whyte’s team were campaigning for a much tighter 55/45 split and intend to challenge that decision through a WBC appeal or arbitration hearing.

The initial January 11 scholarship bid date has now been postponed twice and is currently scheduled for this Friday, January 21.

‘Total chaos’ – Tyson Fury could still fight Oleksandr Usyk NEXT as Bob Arum reveals talks continue on Middle East deal which could see Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua step down

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Whyte has WBC ‘interim’ belt

Meanwhile, Arum has now confirmed that talks are continuing for Fury to face WBA, IBF and WBO champion Usyk next via a deal in the Middle East which should see both Whyte and Anthony Joshua – who is signed for one match. rematch with Usyk – heavily compensated for stepping aside.

However, it seems that he is far from optimistic about these talks.

“It’s total chaos,” Arum told talkSPORT.com as he offered a behind-the-scenes look at where the heavyweights are at right now.

“What is happening is just promises coming from the Middle East to do a unified fight with Usyk and Fury, and is Dillian Whyte going to step aside.

“And people who have absolutely no contractual relationship – like Frank Warren’s Queensberry and our Top Rank – are getting involved.

‘Total chaos’ – Tyson Fury could still fight Oleksandr Usyk NEXT as Bob Arum reveals talks continue on Middle East deal which could see Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua step down

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Usyk is the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion

‘Total chaos’ – Tyson Fury could still fight Oleksandr Usyk NEXT as Bob Arum reveals talks continue on Middle East deal which could see Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua step down

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Joshua has triggered his contract clause for a rematch with Usyk and should be paid to withdraw

“It’s a typically terrible situation, but hopefully it will sort itself out and probably it will sort itself out with a stock market offer on Friday.”

When asked which of Usyk or Whyte he thought Fury would fight next, Arum replied, “I have absolutely no idea.

“Who are these people in the Middle East? And what is their support and all that? It’s not clear.

“All I know is that the contract with Tyson Fury is with Queensberry and Frank Warren’s Top Rank.

“No one has spoken to us about buying out rights or getting our permission to move forward.”

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