The current holders of all heavyweight titles Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and Briton Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) failed to negotiate with investors from Saudi Arabia and were forced to unify in London (England) on Wembley Stadium – the preliminary date of the battle is April 29.
The popular British heavyweight veteran Derek Chisora (33-13, 23 KOs), who previously met with both Usyk and Fury (three times), knows firsthand the reason for the breakdown of negotiations, because he is collaborating with the same investors.
“Yeah. Good luck dudes. I want to see you make “the same money” at Wembley. Let’s see what you can do. You know, when people get too greedy, then it won’t work. My boss just told them no,”
Apparently, it’s still only about Fury, it’s no secret that Usyk agreed to the proposal of the Saudis. Now the boxers’ sides are trying to close the most difficult issue – the distribution of the prize fund. The British side does not hide that it will not accept the proposal of Usyk’s team to share the prize fund equally.
Earlier in Saudi Arabia, they themselves commented on the breakdown of negotiations: “Everything just slowed down.” It’s funny that British boxing observers are on the side of Usyk. The expert explained why Saudi Arabia will not accept this fight. And his colleague commented on the rumors that the fight was abandoned because of Joshua.