Rage Vs. Usyk is running out of time to make trades for April 29
Via Craig Daly: Tyson Fury versus Oleksandr Usyk is running out of time for the two sides to sign off on April 29 for their management to start marketing the match, be it in London or Saudi Arabia.
The only thing that was supposed to be left for the two sides to agree on was the location of the fight. IBF, WBA & WBO Heavyweight Champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) is said to have agreed to his deal with the Saudis, while Fury is said to be keeping things in check.
The problem is, if the negotiations drag on too long, the date of the fight will again have to be moved to May, June or July, depending on how long the Fury side bargains with the Saudis on their side in the deal. favorable.
Should Fury choose not to make a deal, the fight could take place in London at Wembley Stadium. That creates another problem as the deal may not be good for Usyk if the fight is taken to the UK. While it would be great for Fury, it’s not necessarily for Usyk.
Boxing fans will need to make travel and hotel arrangements if Fury vs Usyk’s fight is to take place in the Middle East, and it won’t work if negotiations are extended until March or April before The two sides finally agree.
Rage – Usyk timed out
“They are hoping they can make this match official and do this on April 29. To my knowledge from Usyk’s side, they agreed to everything and signed. To the best of my knowledge on Usyk’s part, there should be no problem,” Dan Rafael told iFL TV on the negotiations between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
“That’s not to say there aren’t big problems on Fury’s side, but they still don’t know where this fight will take place. Obviously, if this fight were to take place at Wembley, there would be some money generated by the gate.
“But if they end up in one place in the Middle East, for example, they will probably make more money, which will change the structure from the business side of things because the money will go up a lot.
“The important thing is, and this is not exclusive to either boxer, that the two sides have to settle on the venue. You can’t have a boxing match if you don’t have a place to put the ring. I don’t know when they have a cut-off date or when is a deadline that they should complete.
“If you are watching an event in late April, especially the importance of the heavyweight championship is undisputed, it is still a while away, but it is getting closer and you want to get the position. this mind.
“You want to allow the fans, especially if the games are coming up in the Middle East, you want to give enough time for people who are thinking of traveling to make arrangements, whether it’s hotels or plane tickets. fly,” said Rafael.
“Definitely, to teams for whatever kind of pitch you’re going to make, whether it’s your press conference, your zoom call, your marketing,” says Rafael. “Some things come with deadlines. Again, they have time, but time moves. They have to get to work.
“I assume they will have some kind of real or real announcement about this. It will happen in the next few weeks. That’s where they are. I still hope the fight will happen. I asked myself, what the heck is going on because when the fight was first launched, everyone was like, ‘We’re so excited. We are making this war, and both sides can agree. We will split the money. It’s not a big deal in terms of how we cut it out.’
“Everyone knows about the Usyk side and the Top Rank faction, they all have a good relationship between Bob Arum and Egis Klimas, the manager. Everyone wants to see the fight. Everyone already knows sanctioning authorities won’t be a problem in sanctioning it, so all four belts are at stake.
“So all the things that need to happen in order to have a major super fight are basically fitting. They just have to get the location of the place, which is very important, but they still have to do it,” Rafael said.