The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, announced that Usyk and Fury’s representatives will have until April 1 to agree on the heavyweight unification bout.
The pioneer organization, aware that this fight will be of great value for world boxing, has kept on hold the mandatory fight between Usyk and Daniel Dubois, which would also serve to consolidate a single WBA heavyweight champion.
Last March 10 was the deadline for the initial negotiations granted by the WBA. After the WBA announced the situation, Usyk and Fury’s teams contacted each other to inform that the pact was on its way and that the fight was going to take place.
Now, the WBA has given them this new deadline that expires on April 1st and hopes that the fight can take place, since it is what the fans are asking for and what the whole boxing world is waiting for. If it does not take place on the agreed date, the entity will call Usyk to negotiate with Dubois as the internal regulations state.