Via Robert Segal: Tyson Fury promoter Bob Arum “hops” that he can negotiate the undisputed heavyweight title fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and IBF, WBA & WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk next.
It was the only fight Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) wanted after beating Anthony Joshua last Saturday night. Usyk said if he didn’t go to the Fury fight, he might never fight again.
In hindsight, Usyk may have been mistaken in revealing that as many believed Fury didn’t enjoy the fight against him.
If Fury believes there’s a chance he could win the belt after they’ve been vacated, you’ve got to believe he’s going that route rather than going into a risky fight he’s not confident he’ll win. victory over Usyk.
At this point, whether the fight is made or not may depend on the purse requirement. Fury says he wants half a billion, which is not a good sign.
“Hey Tyson, please get back in the ring,” Oleksandr Usyk told DAZN.
“Gyspsy King, if you are king, you must prove that you are king because you will be dethroned by another king. Brother, train hard or retire now,” Usyk promoter Alex Krassyuk told Boxing ID.
“All I know is that you have to go to parties that get along well. There were no rival TV companies involved,” Frank Warren told ID Boxing about the Fury vs. Usik.
Our highest ranked and co-promoter, Frank Warren’s Queensberry Ads, hopes we can create the biggest heavyweight championship fight since Ali vs Frazier…. Fury vs Usyk. pic.twitter.com/qQkIflPOYM
– Bob Arum (@BobArum) August 22, 2022
“On that side, it’s going to be pretty easy to make, pretty easy to contain. It is just figuring out where because they have high expectations of what they will be paid for the fight. That’s where it makes money helping them get the money they feel they deserve.
“Right. If someone is listening to what he has to say, they are just as mad as he is,” Dean Whyte told Secondsout when asked if Fury will retire.
“He’s an attractive character and a boxer, but he does some weird things. He says he wants half a billion to fight, and then he says he will fight Derek Chisora. There are five different things in the 48 hour window.
“Then he was in his Ferrari, saying he was enjoying his retirement. On the day of his retirement, he in a video said, ‘You’re an idiot, Derek, you were supposed to fight me. Please sign the contract. ‘” Whyte said.