The promoter for Oleksandr Usyk said it is “unlikely” that the undisputed heavyweight bout between the British fighter Tyson Fury and the Ukrainian will take place next.
Wembley Stadium in London was scheduled for April 29, but Alex Krassyuk claims that Tyson Fury has priced himself out of the fight.
Usyk might instead face Daniel Dubois after this fight because Fury rejected a 60/40 split to the winner, according to Krassyuk.
Usyk has his mandatory commitments, therefore I don’t think Fury and Usyk will fight in April or even the following month, he stated.
Usyk, 36, is the WBO, WBA, and IBF champion, while Fury, 34, is the WBC champion.
The unification bout agreement deadline, according to the WBA, was Friday at 22:00 GMT.
“Fight negotiations between Usyk and Daniel Dubois will be mandated after this deadline. The group tweeted, “#Heavyweight.
In an interview with BBC Sport, Krassyuk added: “That is very unlikely to happen unless Queensberry [Fury’s promoters] win a jackpot lottery and have enough cash to meet Tyson’s demands.
A decision on the fight “will be decided by this weekend,” according to Fury’s agent Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions.
Fury offered a 70/30 split in a post on his social media accounts on Friday.
He wrote on Instagram, “I’ll remove one percent from the 30% for every day after today that you linger or screw about.
In a subsequent Instagram video, Usyk declared that he would agree to Fury’s 70/30 split in exchange for the Englishman donating £1 million to the people of Ukraine right away and forgoing one percent of his earnings for each day that passed.
The former undisputed cruiserweight champion has triumphed in all 20 of his professional contests, compared to Fury, who has 33 wins and one draw.
“Usyk won’t quit on the path to glory”
The first undisputed heavyweight champion of the four-belt era may be crowned in a Fury-Usyk matchup that was almost decided.
Although it was thought that Saudi Arabia would be the preferred host, the new Jeddah Stadium could not be finished in time for both champions’ deadlines.
Krassyuk joined Warren on February 15 during Arsenal’s home Premier League game versus Manchester City to resume talks after Wembley Stadium had been temporarily reserved.
Everyone agreed, according to Krassyuk. “Tyson Fury’s consent was the only thing that was still pending, and it is still pending.”
According to Krassyuk, a 50/50 split was initially agreed upon, but Fury raised his demands and later rejected a proposal that would have allowed the victor to receive a higher prize.
He said that Tyson had not given any indication of his true intent to compete in the London fight.
It will take some time to amend the paperwork, even if Tyson admits today that he was foolish and realizes that what he’s doing is bad for the fight and says, “Let’s fight on April 29.
There will be little time left for promotions. It is unlikely since a fight this big needs time to market.
The undisputed bout, according to Fury’s side, may still take place later this year once each boxer has defeated his or her obligatory opponents, even if a deal cannot be reached for April.
Since 1999, there hasn’t been a heavyweight title battle or champion in the four-belt period.
Tyson for the undisputed is the matchup that we still desire, said Krassyuk. “Usyk’s goal is it. His goal is to complete every obstacle in the training camp so that he can wear four belts around his arm.
“I paid him a visit at his training camp, where I had a great time. He’s at ease; this is how he typically feels.
“He is happy to receive whatever comes his way. Even if he might feel a little let down, he won’t give up on his quest for excellence.
First in line for Usyk is Briton Dubois
Usyk may now have to face mandatory challenges as the undisputed champion, and Dubois is first in line, according to Krassyuk.
Should the Fury match not go through, Warren, who also promotes Dubois, will work to get the Londoner Usyk as the next opponent.
The 25-year-old has 19 victories and one defeat. After being downed three times in the opening round, Dubois stopped Kevin Lerena in the third round in December after defeating American Trevor Bryan to capture the “regular” heavyweight title in June of last year.
The top-ranked challenger in the WBO rankings is the unbeaten British boxer Joe Joyce, who defeated Dubois in 2020; Filip Hrgovic of Croatia is the obligatory opponent for Usyk’s IBF belt.
Fury’s next mandatory has not yet been confirmed by the WBC. The victor of Deontay Wilder’s fight with fellow American Andy Ruiz Jr. was supposed to receive it, but there are concerns that it would actually happen.