Oleksandr Usyk's team is gearing up for one last attempt to secure the highly-anticipated heavyweight showdown with Tyson Fury, as they prepare to make a compelling offer.
In an intriguing development, Usyk has recently joined forces with Skills Challenge Entertainment, a Saudi Arabian-based organization. This partnership marks a significant step forward in Usyk's pursuit of a bout with Fury, as Skills Challenge Entertainment has previously collaborated with Usyk for his rematch against Anthony Joshua.
They're also the ones floating the concept of a heavyweight tournament in December, showcasing the epic clashes between Fury and Usyk, as well as Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
Currently, the Joshua versus Wilder bout appears to be making steady progress, while signs of Fury versus Usyk heading in the same direction have been rather scarce.
However, with Usyk officially joining forces with Skills Challenge Entertainment, they are now primed to extend a formal offer to Fury, solidifying their intentions.
"According to my knowledge [Fury] will receive a formal written offer very soon and it will be Tyson's decision whether to take it or leave it," Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk told IFL TV.
"We've done everything possible to make this fight happen and the ball is on Tyson's side.
"It's an offer to take it or leave it.
"If you take then you have the biggest fight of your career. If you hesitate or try to trade out something or try to swing around, it shows that you're not serious.
"And you have to relinquish the belt and retire, not for one month or one week, as you used to retire recently, but probably forever."
That being said, before a showdown with Fury can be arranged, Usyk must first overcome another formidable British opponent, his WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois.
Krassyuk, in his revelation, has shared that they anticipate the fight to unfold on August 26, in Poland. This strategic choice will allow Usyk to compete in front of his fervent home fans, including over a million Ukrainians who have sought refuge there, escaping the turmoil of their homeland ravaged by war.