Oleksandr Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk does not rule out making the Tyson Fury fight later this year; However Usyk's team are concentrating on securing a mandatory title defence against Briton's Daniel Dubois next
Efforts to make the undisputed heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Uysk later this year could restart.
But Usyk's team are currently focused on securing his next fight against another Briton, Daniel Dubois.
The Ukrainian's promoter Alex Krassyuk told Sky Sports: "We are now concentrated on Dubois as the next step."
But responding to reports that Bob Arum, the co-promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Fury, was in talks to stage the heavyweight championship fight in Saudi Arabia, Krassyuk said: "He is saying that he had talks with Saudi people on Fury vs Usyk. Not us."
But Krassyuk did not rule out the possibility of that fight still taking place, noting: "Everything else is possible after Usyk wins."
Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in London in 2021 to win the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. After serving on the frontlines in Ukraine when Russia invaded in his country, the heavyweight champion returned to the sport to beat Joshua in a high-profile rematch last year.