John Fury Says Tyson Won’t Accept 50/50 With Usyk: ‘Fall In Line’
Rifts are starting to appear in the once-perfect negotiations between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fans were told that nothing stood in the way of the heavyweight four-belt clash, with Saudi Arabia being the preferred host nation for the first phase of negotiations.
As that was taken off the table recently, Wembley Stadium emerged as a leading contender with Fury’s team choosing April 29 as the date.
While that is good news for UK fans, this development entails a new set of talks as the oil-rich Middle East purse is no longer available. It is believed that Fury’s side found the split to be unacceptable.
An animated John Fury, Tyson’s father, sets their terms to News boxing ID.
“Treat Tyson like his great champion. Stop trying to be side A. Usyk isn’t as good as Tyson. Line up, you will complete the fight. No respect for Tyson, you will not fight.
Tyson is side A, Usyk doesn’t deserve 50/50. He cannot sell O2 [Arena] outside. So line up and you can fight.
Some fans believe that since Usyk brings three belts to the table compared to Fury’s one, a 50/50 split is acceptable.
Given the fact that it’s been a battle that defines a legacy that hasn’t been an option for two decades, others may feel that both teams should do what they can to make that happen.
Still, John Fury was clear, and we could see the demise of the biggest battle in the sport unfold in real time. With news from Usyk’s team that no contracts have been receivedeverything is not good.