Rage Vs. Usyk will definitely shut down, Dubois talks will start later this week
Via Jim Calfa: Oleksandr Usyk promoter Alex Krassyuk has confirmed that the Tyson Fury fight is currently on. DIE and won’t happen after he talks to Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren.
As a result, IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Usyk will begin negotiations with Daniel Dubois, who is required to join his WBA to fight him.
Krassyuk talked to iFL TV and revealed that he talked to Warren, trying to save the contest, but ultimately, with no luck.
Fury wants to split his wallet 50-50 for a rematch with Usyk if he loses to him on April 29, but Oleksandr wants a 70-30 split in his favor. Usyk will split more 70-30 in his first fight with Fury, so he wants it reversed if he wins.
Eddie Hearn thinks Usyk went overboard in asking for a 70-30 rematch, as he feels 60-40 would be more realistic in his favor.
However, Fury will likely also reject that split as he recently failed to give in in his negotiations, which resulted in him losing.
We don’t know what direction Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will go in his next fight. Although Hearn said he’d like to revisit Anthony Joshua’s talk with Fury, it’s hard to tell if that bout will be possible.
Fury recently said he would never attempt a rematch with Joshua after the two failed to reach an agreement last December.
Alex Krassyuk just revealed to me on @IFLTV that he and Frank Warren talked for a few hours during which they both agreed that Fury v Usyk IS OFF
He added that talks for Usyk v Dubois will start this weekend ✔️
– Umar (@Umar_iFL) March 22, 2023
Oleksandr Usyk’s wife continues to troll Tyson Fury on Instagram today following the fallout of the undisputed fight… pic.twitter.com/BMsThcZO8Y
– Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 22, 2023
If Fury chooses not to negotiate a fight with Joshua, he will make Joe Joyce eager to fight him. Joyce entered the ring last December after Fury’s win over Derek Chisora, and he expressed his desire to fight him should Usyk’s fight fail.
Joyce will be working hard for Fury 6’9″ and he may not want the trouble he gives himself. ‘The Juggernaut’ Joyce (15-0, 14 KOs) is a hungry challenger Fury has to deal with. This won’t be a piece of cake where Fury defeated Chisora, Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder.
Fury’s net worth is $65 million, and you have to wonder how motivated he is to go to battles that will be grueling jobs but don’t necessarily pay him the money. giant.
If Fury turns down a fight with Joshua, then you have to assume he only wants easy Chisora-eque-type opponents, not ones that will inflict pain that puts him in danger of being knocked out.