The day before, the head of Top Rank and the American co-promoter of Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) Bob Arum said that if investors from Saudi Arabia do not put out their offer for the fight against Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) to the end this week, or if this happens, but the conditions do not suit the parties concerned, then the duel for the title of absolute heavyweight champion will have to be organized in England at Wembley Stadium.
And in this case, the fight will hardly be able to be held in early March, since negotiations promise to be delayed due to the fact that Usyk wants an equal division of the prize fund and income, while Fury’s side is sure that Tyson should get the most, since it will be on him oriented British fans in the stands and the British same PPV.
Malik Scott, the coach of ex-heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and Usyk’s regular sparring partner, expressed his opinion on this matter.
He also believes that 50/50 is not an option.
“Usyk says he wants 50/50 for the fight in England? It’s about the duel with Fury, right? No, it’s not real, Scott is sure. “To be honest, I want this fight to happen and Deontay to get the winner.”
Meanwhile, Fury’s ex-coach warned him about fighting Usyk.