Frank Warren, co-promoter of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, says a unification with Oleksandr Usyk has to happen in the first few months of 2023.

The two sides are currently working out the details to finalize everything.

“Both fighters absolutely want it. The managers and promoters all want it, so we’re just getting it together and working out where we’re gonna put it on – that’s really the situation," Warren told Talk Sport

“It’s gotta go on by March and so we’ve gotta all move quickly so over the next couple of weeks we will or we won’t get it sorted out. But everybody wants to do the fight, absolutely want to do it."

The bout is more than likely to land in the Middle East.

Usyk saw action back in August, when he retained the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles with a twelve round decision over Anthony Joshua.

Fury entered the ring earlier this month, when he battered and stopped Derek Chisora in their trilogy fight.

Initially, Fury wanted to face Usyk in the month of December. The unbeaten Ukrainian took a pass, as he wanted to take off for the rest of the year to heal up his body. Fury decided to go forward with the December date, and later reached an agreement to make a voluntary defense against Chisora.

Fury would be the fifth heavyweight opponent for Usyk, who previously beat Chisora, Chazz Witherspoon and Joshua twice.