Fury and Usyk had previously been in talks over a heavyweight showdown but discussions collapsed ahead of a proposed April bout at Wembley Stadium. Fury wrote on Instagram: “You can’t run rabbit run anymore Usyk, you’re getting it.”

Ukrainian Usyk, 36, is unbeaten in 21 fights, having last knocked out Daniel Dubois last month in Poland. The WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion twice defeated Fury’s British rival Anthony Joshua in title fights.

Fury has not been in action since knocking out Dereck Chisora last December, and the WBC champion, 35, is also unbeaten in 34 fights – with 33 wins and a draw.


Before meeting Usyk, Fury is set to face former UFC world heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a crossover fight on October 28, but his WBC belt will not be on the line.

Britain’s Lennox Lewis was heavyweight boxing’s last undisputed champion in 1999.

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