According to promoter Frank Warren, the issue of whether a heavyweight megafight between Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) from Ukraine and Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) from Britain will take place is very close. The teams of these two, we recall, for weeks (or even longer) can not agree on the distribution of the prize fund.
Alexander, who owns three of the four main titles, wants 50/50, and the owner of one Fury belt believes that this is a fight of unequal boxers in terms of financial attractiveness, and call themselves “side A”. That is, no concessions from Tyson regarding the division of money are yet visible.
At first, a meeting in Saudi Arabia seemed like the most likely option for the end of February, then at the beginning of March, then at the end of April. But in the end, it was decided that the fight, if it did take place, would take place on Fury’s territory, at Wembley Stadium in London. (And the Olympic champion gave a prediction.)
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Judging by the laconic response of co-promoter Fury, which is less and less spread on this topic, and Tyson himself “for some reason” forgot about Usyk in an interview, now there are serious doubts that the fight will take place at all.
In an interview
iFL TV On March 3, he was asked – so what is there, there will be a fight? Warren said: “We are approaching a situation where one way or another we will have to make a decision. And we’re not far from it [принятия решения]”.
If there is no fight, the Briton’s brother has already named another potential opponent.