Tyson Fury fight against Joshua vs Usyk winner step closer as four major sanctioning bodies agree to radical changes

TYSON FURY’s pursuit of the undisputed heavyweight title has received a major boost following a meeting between boxing’s four governing bodies.

The WBC king will be hoping to take part in a unification bout late next year if he gets past fellow Brit Dillian Whyte.

Tyson Fury wants to become undisputed heavyweight champion by the end of 2022

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Tyson Fury wants to become undisputed heavyweight champion by the end of 2022Credit: GETTY
The Gypsy King will face the winner of Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk if he beats Dillain Whyte

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The Gypsy King will face the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk if he beats Dillain WhyteCredit: GETTY
The heads of the WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO all met this week and discussed 'standardised title unification process'

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The heads of the WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO all met this week and discussed ‘standardised title unification process’

And it seems his road to the title of undisputed heavyweight champion could be a little smoother following a meeting between the heads of the WBC, WBO, IBF and IBO.

In a joint statement, the quartet said: “Today’s meeting was very productive, especially in discussing a possible future agreement in search of a standardised title unification process.”

Should Fury get past Brixton banger Whyte, his final hurdle to undisputed status will come in the form of Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk.

AJ will bid to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles from the Ukrainian early next year, although a date for the fight has not yet been set.

A timeframe for Fury vs Whyte – which is expected to be ordered next month – has not yet been set either.

But Team Fury are targeting a March homecoming for The Gypsy King.

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The Brit’s co-promoter Bob Arum told Sky Sports: “Who Fury fights next will be determined by Fury.

“If the fight is in the UK, I would think Whyte would be a good possibility, as well as Joyce,” he told Sky Sports.

“It is very, very important that Tyson, having done his last five fights in the US, that he goes back and does a fight in the UK.

“He is a Brit, he has plenty of fans in the UK, and if he does a fight in the UK then comes back to the US, he will bring 10,000 Brits with him. American fans have to learn to sing like the Brits!

“Frank Warren is going to Manchester to meet Fury to work out a date.

Tyson Fury scored a sensational 11th-round KO victory over Deontay Wilder earlier this month

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Tyson Fury scored a sensational 11th-round KO victory over Deontay Wilder earlier this monthCredit: GETTY

“It could be March or April, but no later than April.

“A date that would be appealing to us in the US, even if the fight took place in the UK, would be the middle of April because we have a college basketball tournament called March Madness which the country goes crazy for. It is tough to find a date for a big fight [during March Madness].

“We will figure out who and when Tyson will fight next.”

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