TYSON FURY could be about to make “another crazy statement” as his likely fight date with Oleksandr Usyk is revealed.
The WBC champion has technically been retired since knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.
But he has been linked with a return ever since and even called out Derek Chisora, 38, for an unlikely trilogy fight.
Then only days later, Fury, 34, reiterated his decision to walk away from boxing and even vacated his Ring Magazine belt.
That was later won by Usyk, 35, who beat Anthony Joshua, 32, on points for a second time.
He called out Fury to a historic first four-belt heavyweight undisputed decider, which the Gypsy King accepted.
The unbeaten two-time champion – set to make a WWE return this weekend – is believed to be training for a boxing comeback.
And Todd DeBoeuf, president of the US Top Rank stable which promotes Fury, warned to expect the unification next year.
DeBoeuf told Sky Sports: “It’s the Tyson Fury show.
“He I think technically is at a pause, he’s paused his career and we respect that and we’re continually having conversations with the Warrens in the UK about what possibly could come down the pipeline.
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“I think if an Usyk fight happens, I think it would probably happen some time in the first part of 2023.
“But nothing imminent with Tyson right now, other than I’m just ready for him to get on social media and surprise all of us with another crazy statement.”
Fury initially set a deadline of September to agree a deal with Usyk and demanded a record £500MILLION fight purse.
But even his own team are unsure whether the demands were real or not.
DeBoeuf said: “It’s hard for me to decipher that.
“I think the Warrens have been in constant communication with him and his team, we’ve had conversations and we’re not being reactive to a tweet or a video clip.
“We’re looking at the whole landscape of what we’re going to do.
“We’re going to try and secure what would be the biggest fight out there for him, and obviously both him and Usyk want to bring all the heavyweight titles together on one night and that would obviously be our objective.
“If you’re off by a day, a month, six weeks, what does it matter as long as you get that done?”