Eddie Hearn: “Does Tyson Fury want to fight Oleksandr Usyk?
Via Charles Brun: Advertiser Eddie Hearn questions whether Tyson Fury really wants an undisputed heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk because he believes Tyson Fury will refuse to negotiate a fair deal with him. .
Hearn said Fury promoters are searching for his vs Usyk fights across the Middle East, looking for the biggest website fee possible. When they got that number, Hearn said that Fury would ask how much money was in the pot and then insist on taking 70% of it because he was the bigger name commercially.
As a result, Hearn predicts that the Fury-Usyk fight will not happen, and that Fury will continue to face someone he can beat but less achieve because there will be no titles for him to win. .
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has become his own worst enemy when it comes to bigger skirmishes with his tough tactic, and he’ll likely be relegated. to battle low-level cruisers for the rest of his career, as we just saw in his last match against 39-year-old Derek Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs).
“The cost of that war or the price they are making is a lot of money,” said Eddie Hearn boxing society about the undisputed heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
“Wherever you are in the world, you have to deliver value. You can’t assume that people are willing to overpay for a product. I’m looking at this from the outside. I don’t believe what Fury says. Does he really want to fight Oleksandr Usyk?
“Is there a fight out there that he is sure to win? Did he really beat Usyk? He’s pretty calculated, Tyson is. I know he says weird things, but I think he’s going to think deeply about what he’s going to do here.
“What is chia? Tyson Fury is a bigger draw than Oleksandr Usyk. I look at it now. Fury has a belt, and Usyk has [three]. It’s 50-50 if you want to make the fight.
“I think in Tyson Fury’s head, he should eat 70-30 or 60-40, and I think that could stop this fight from happening because I don’t think Usyk, as a man like him We, would accept less than 50-50 out of principle,” says Hearn.
Unless Usyk is willing to accept what Fury is offering, it doesn’t look like we’ll have a fight between them. Usyk will then move on and potentially face Joe Joyce or one of the other leading contenders.
“Both sides will go to every country in the Middle East, trying to win the biggest site fee for this fight,” Hearn said. “Please don’t listen to bullshit like, ‘Oh, we’re going to Wembley.’ No, they won’t go to Wembley.
“At the moment, they are all out to figure out who will pay the most for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Fury will look at it and say, ‘How many are in the pot?’
“He would say, ‘I accept 50-50. It needs to be 50-50. He has three belts, I have one, I’m the bigger name. Anyway, let’s start the fight,” or say, “No, I’m a much bigger fighter than Oleksandr Usyk commercially.” Exactly. the war became stalemate.
“If this were me, I would be, ‘I could be the undisputed heavyweight world champion. Yeah, 50-50, come on guys.’ Then you meet a boxer, and the boxer says, ‘No, I’m not giving him 50%. Oleksandr Usyk, small middleweight. He never made the money that I did. I should get 70-30 or 60-40,’ and the whole thing falls apart like that.
“It’s boxing, and it’s something we deal with every day. It’s quite fascinating, really. You can’t assume that people are willing to overpay for a product, especially in the world we live in,” says Hearn.