Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk agree on terms for an undisputed heavyweight fight

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk agree on terms for an undisputed heavyweight fight

There will be an undisputed heavyweight champion for the first time in 30 years when Fury takes on Usyk. The World Boxing Association (WBA) has confirmed the agreement of terms for an undisputed heavyweight fight.

English professional boxer Tyson Fury on Friday, March 10 made his demands for the undisputed heavyweight known in a viral video.

Fury explained that he would only get into the ring against Ukrainian professional boxer Oleksandr Usyk on a 70/30 financial split.

The video by Fury came after Usyk’s manager Alexander Krassyuk explained the difficulties in getting a deal done despite offering a 60/40 winner deal.

Fury in his video stated that if Fury does not agree to the 70/30 split he should go take on WBA heavyweight mandatory Daniel Dubois for less money.

He said, “I see all this talk of boxing fights. They want 50%. Usyk and all this, Tyson’s being greedy.

“Where I’m standing – Usyk, you and your team are worth 30%.

“You either take it or leave it. And if you don’t want it, go and fight Daniel Dubois at the Copper Box and get a few million dollars.

“You want to make some real money? Come and fight the Gypsy King.

“But, I will say, for every day from today that you linger and mess around, I’m going to deduct 1% from the 30% until you take it. And if you don’t take it, fight Dubois for two million dollars.

Usyk responded to the video by Fury agreeing to the 70/30 split with a conditional donation of one million pounds to Ukraine.

He said, “Deal. Greedy belly I accept your offer, 70/30, split the fight on April 29 at Wembley.

“But you will promise to donate to Ukraine immediately after the fight £ 1 million.”
Following the response by Fury, the WBA have now confirmed that Usyk is not going to take on their mandatory as the undisputed fight has been agreed.

The statement by the WBA said, “WBA President Gilberto Mendoza received confirmation from Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury’s teams that there is an agreement to make the unification fight. They request time to work on the contracts to close the deal.”

It is now expected that Fury the WBC champion takes to the ring against Usyk the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO title holder in an undisputed heavyweight showdown at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday, April 29, 2023.


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