The head of Queensberry Promotions, Frank Warren, who deals with the affairs of the WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) mainly in the Old World, intends to get his colleague from Ukraine Alexander Krasyuk drunk to persuade him to make concessions and quickly conclude a deal for a British superfight with IBF / WBO / WBA belt holder Alexander Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).
Of course, it was just British humor, and tomorrow / the day after tomorrow the promoters will seriously sit down at the papers and try to come to a common denominator on the contract for the fight.
“We are very, very close to doing it. Very, very close, talkSPORT uncle Frank. They will arrive tomorrow and I hope we get news for everyone. Tomorrow Krasyuk and I are going to Arsenal vs Man City. Hope, if I can pour enough wine into itwe can make a deal. There are still several obstacles that both sides have to overcome. But this is not insurmountable. The location of the battle is the main obstacle.”
The fight could take place at Wembley Stadium in London tentatively on April 29th. The head of Queensberry Promotions believes that such a megafight will collect “much more than a million PPV, it will be somewhere around a million and a half.”
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Asked if he already had a pre-booked stadium for that date, Warren confirmed: “We have a signature for obvious reasons, just in case. I would love to see it at Wembley because I want to see all the records broken and of course to see the fight in the UK.”
“But from the point of view of boxers and their managers, they certainly would like to maximize what they can earn for a historic fight,” the functionary admitted. “The situation is such that it needs to be dealt with this week, because otherwise nothing simply will happen. It would be bad for boxing and bad for everyone in the sport if we don’t.”
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