Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk fights ‘off’ for rematch terms

Disagreement over the terms of a rematch may have engulfed the fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight championship.

Fury and Usyk have agreed to split the revenue 70-30 in favor of Fury in a match scheduled for April 29. However, they are said to be unable to agree on a split if the side loses. offer rematch terms.

Therefore, Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, said TalkSports in the UK that the IBF, WBA and WBO title holders have pulled out of negotiations with Fury, the WBC champion.

“The match is paused. The reason is that it went too far,” Krassyuk said. “There is a feeling that after Usyk accepted 70-30, Tyson Fury started to think he could put a saddle around his neck and started riding Usyk as much as he could. It’s not true.

“Usyk accepts a 70-30 split. He is very loyal and he is very willing to let this fight happen. But this fight is not about Tyson Fury. It’s about the WBC belt and the expansion of his collection.

“If it’s so complicated that Tyson tries to avoid it by putting too many obstacles before making the deal, then there’s no need to put in more effort.

“The only thing that remains in my mind is that undisputed remains our highest priority and we will do our best to make that happen in the shortest possible time and whoever is temporarily hold the WBC belt, we will try to make that a reality. .”

Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren is not ready to give up on the Fury-Usyk confrontation.

He was asked if the war was over. He replied, “No, I don’t confirm it’s turned off. All I got from [Usyk’s manager] is officially an email that says: ‘Gentlemen, I hope you’re okay. OK, I won’t go into details, start blaming or pointing fingers at anyone, but we want to officially announce that Team Usyk is no longer negotiating. in connection with the war of April 29.’

“We got that yesterday, it was the first time we heard about it.

Warren continued: “We solved everything but one problem and that was the rematch. Tyson publicly stated that we should cancel the rematch. This is to simplify the deal.

“Rematch terms can be tough and Tyson was there when a rematch blocked his fight with Anthony Joshua. [in 2021] when Deontay Wilder took him to court. It was the kyboshed that fought with Joshua.

“Anyway, I convinced Tyson to join the rematch [with Usyk] and he did. So I told them on Sunday that we’re going to have a rematch. Then we got into a situation where the money in the rematch is going to be split and that’s what we’re doing…

“Why can’t he pass if he wants to fight? We want war. Why can’t it pass?… There’s no reason for this war to end.”

If negotiations cannot be salvaged, Usyk could fight London’s WBA mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois.

Former president Deontay Wilder also said he wants to take on Usyk. Wilder is the WBC’s No. 1 contender, meaning he could also fight Fury for a fourth time if Fury is interested.


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