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Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) vs Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) has been in negotiations and very public ones.

Fury offered a 70/30 split via Video message, which Usyk, surprisingly, agreed to. Then Fury put a video out about "No Rematch clause", apparently that clause came from Team Fury. Usyk again accepted.

The WBA have grown impatient and have set an April Fools deadline of April 1st.

Frank Warren has done the media rounds and seems confident that the fight, for the Undisputed World Heavyweight crown, happens on April 29th at Wembley Stadium, London.

The latest statement from Usyk

“The points for agreement were sent to Fury’s side. The deadline is set. The clock is ticking.

“The ball is on greedy belly’s side now. We did everything in our power to make it happen.”

The latest statement from Fury

“I don’t need six months or four months, anything like that.

“I’ve got six weeks and a week rest, done. Happy days. I’m going to impose my will on this little sneaky b****. Get up lads, cannot wait. Rule Britannia.”

What are your thoughts on the fight and all that's been going on?

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- - Usyk probably going to announce a Saudi fight vs Hrgovic, or the much betrodden Zhang, ect. The options are numerous where he can make more $$$ with a guarantee than he can vs Fury currently in a rancid blubber meltdown to match his first sordid meltdown.

Being full undisputed ain't what it used to be with Fury holding the Joker thinking it's the trump card.

 

 

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4 hours ago, LondonRingRules said:

- - Usyk probably going to announce a Saudi fight vs Hrgovic, or the much betrodden Zhang, ect. The options are numerous where he can make more $$$ with a guarantee than he can vs Fury currently in a rancid blubber meltdown to match his first sordid meltdown.

Being full undisputed ain't what it used to be with Fury holding the Joker thinking it's the trump card.

 

 

The WBA want Usyk to face 'regular' champ Daniel Dubois. DDD is not ready for that and may never be ready, though I think he has potential. Worryingly, Daniel's promoter seems happy enough to make some money and throw him to the lions. He needs to swap promoter but I digress. But, it seems WBA is next.

Fury's Kronk trainer, Sugar Hill,  is over in the UK. There is a video of Fury and Lawrence Okolie taking turns hitting a huge punch bag - looked like two kids new to a gym. Strange. Fury doesn't look too heavy, so he's got six weeks to get his timing etc.

Agree about Undisputed cos you still have those pesky interim, Gold claimants and you got a few weeks before one of the alphabets strips you.

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Rematch terms proving a stumbling block for Fury-Usyk fight

Associated Press

The proposed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since 2000 is on shaky ground, with the boxers seemingly unable to agree to rematch terms.

Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, told British broadcaster talkSPORT on Wednesday that his fighter no longer wants to negotiate with Fury because his rival was “putting so many obstacles in front of making the deal.”

Frank Warren, Fury’s British promoter, responded by saying the breakdown in talks has happened because of a dispute over the split of earnings from a rematch. Warren said he hopes negotiations can resume.

Usyk, the WBA, WBO and IBF champion, went on social media last week to accept Fury’s terms for a proposed April 29 fight in London, notably a 70-30 split of earnings from the bout in favor of Fury, the WBC titleholder.

They were given a deadline of April 1 by the WBA to officially agree to a deal, otherwise Usyk would be ordered to undertake a mandatory title defense.

“There was a feeling that after Usyk accepted 70-30, Tyson Fury started to think he can put a saddle on his neck and start riding Usyk as much as he can. It is not right,” Krassyuk told British broadcaster talkSPORT.

“Usyk accepted the 70-30 split. He was so loyal and he was so willing to make this fight happen. But this fight is not about Tyson Fury. It is about the WBC belt and (Usyk) expanding his collection.”

Warren said the two parties have reached an agreement on everything apart from the terms of the rematch clause, even as far as booking hotels and flights and which fighter walks to the ring first inside Wembley Stadium.

Fury hasn’t wanted a rematch to be included in the deal but Warren said he has convinced his fighter to change his mind.

“We’ve got to a situation about how is the rematch going to work, how is it going to be split, the money for the winner and the loser. That’s what we’ve been working on,” Warren said.

“I think,” he added, “if common sense prevails, we can get an outcome.”

Krassyuk has previously said Usyk could instead fight British boxer Daniel Dubois, who holds the WBA regular title and is a mandatory challenger for Usyk.

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Usyk's manager was on Talksport radio (biggest radio station in UK outside of BBC) then Frank Warren phoned in. Apparently, they're gonna keep negotiating for 48 hours.

In the meantime these guys have thrown their hats in the ring. Just waiting on Manuel Charr and Jarrell Miller.

 

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I would LOVE to see Usyk vs Wilder,  instead of Fury.

That's a 50 -50 fight with the most insane clash of styles imaginable.  Boy Howdy !

 

Usky - Fury is important of course, but I don't see any way of Usyk winning that one, short of maybe a very safe & boring safety-dance to a slim decision.

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Fury-Usyk fight unlikely as rematch terms scupper deal

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press

The proposed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since 2000 appeared to be off Wednesday, with the boxers seemingly unable to agree to rematch terms.

Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, told British broadcaster talkSPORT that his fighter broke off negotiations with Fury because his rival was “putting so many obstacles in front of making the deal.”

Frank Warren, Fury’s British promoter, responded by saying the big stumbling block centered around a dispute over the split of earnings from a rematch.

Warren said he hoped negotiations can resume but time was running out for a deal to be reached for what would be one of the biggest fights in a generation.

Krassyuk has previously said Usyk could instead fight British boxer Daniel Dubois, who holds the WBA regular title and is a mandatory challenger for Usyk.

As for Fury, there could now be a renewed attempt to arrange an all-British fight with former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Talks over a fight between Fury and Joshua have twice broken down in the past, and Joshua — on the comeback trail after back-to-back losses to Usyk — said he is not prepared to put his own career on hold for it.

“I can’t say I will sit and wait around for this geezer,” Joshua said on a media call ahead of his April 1 fight with American boxer Jermaine Franklin. “There are other fighters out there and other great fights I will have.

“With or without Fury (on my record), I will not wake up tomorrow and be regretting my whole boxing career.”

Joshua said he is happy that the public is seeing how hard it is to negotiate with Fury.

“It is good that people can actually see (what) people have got to put up with just to make a fight,” Joshua said. “Me and Usyk had two successful fights done, you know, so it is just crazy.”

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Tyson Fury was not even in camp for proposed Oleksandr Usyk bout
by Anthony Cocks

If WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury 33-0-1 (24) was to face WBC, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk 20-0 (13) on April 29, he would have been doing it on no more than a five week training camp.

Negotiations between the two camps broke down this week despite Usyk accepting a 70/30 purse split in Fury’s favour.

Chances of the fight taking place on the nominated date always seemed slim.

Fury’s trainer SugarHill Steward has admitted as much, saying his priority has been getting WBO cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie 18-0 (14) in peak condition for his mandatory title defence against David Light 20-0 (12) at the AO Arena in Manchester, England on Saturday night.

“Everybody forgot that I’m training Lawrence Okolie and his fight is in Manchester,” said Steward to iFL TV.

“My flight ticket leaves March 28th.

“I want [Fury] to fight the best and he wants to fight the best. Hey, it happens when it happens. We have no control over it. All we can do is sit and control things we have control over and wait and see what happens.

“I don’t really care because I’m here, focused on Lawrence Okolie. That’s what I came here [to the UK] for. I’m happy everyone is asking me at this time because I’m here for Lawrence. I’ve been in training camp with Lawrence the whole time.

“It just so happens that there have been negotiations and talks about the Usyk vs. Usyk fight. Then we come to Manchester, and we’re going to go use Tyson’s gym to train, which obviously that’s where I’m going to go because that’s like home for me, and I’m comfortable there.

Read more: https://www.ringnews24.com/2023/03/23/tyson-fury-was-not-even-in-camp-for-proposed-oleksandr-usyk-bout/

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