This week Oleksandr Krasyuk, General Director of K2 Promotions Ukraine, will be on a working visit to London, England, where he will meet with British colleague Frank Warren to try to finalize the fight for the undisputed heavyweight title between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs).
After it became known that the fight could only take place at Wembley, it remained to resolve the most pressing issue – the division of the prize fund. Usyk insists on the 50/50 formula, but Fury wants a bigger share, citing the fact that in Britain it is he who is unconditionally the main magnet for attracting the audience to the stands and to the screens of online broadcast receivers.
“I can’t say anything concrete, because we are in the middle of the negotiation process,” Krasyuk said, “but I can definitely say this: if this is a fair deal when it comes to unification, and this is unification for the title of absolute champion, when one fighter has three belts, and the other has one belt – a 50-50 split sounds fair. It sounds even fairer than it should be.”
“If Tyson accepts these fair terms, it means that he is a real warrior and really wants to fight not only for money, but for heritage and four belts in the biggest fight in the history of heavyweight at Wembley Stadium,” the functionary says. – Why not? End of April, beginning of May is the perfect time. But everything has to be fair. And while I represent Usyk, I will fight for fair conditions.”
Krasyuk also stressed that he remains very optimistic and believes that the parties will be able to shake hands before the end of the current working week.
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