The two fighters were in negotiations for a fight in April at Wembley, which would have given boxing their first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
While Usyk did publicly agree to a 70-30 split, the fight could not get made. In response, Fury moved on to face Francis Ngannou in a crossover fight on October 28th, 2023.
“We don’t really know the reasons why Usyk didn’t take the fight in April. I’m sure he’s got his reasons and then we find out he’s signed with Skills Challenge, the Saudi Arabian team of boxing people out there. So whatever his reasons are, I’m sure that they suit him and his family. It is what it is.
“But I do believe that you can only do what you can do in this sport. If the fights are available at that time then you take them and if they’re not available then you can’t take them. Will we fight in the future? Hopefully. I’d like to. I’ve always believed it’s an easy fight,” Fury
Following Usyk’s deal with Skills Challenge, the negotiations for the fight may become easier. However, if fans do not end up seeing the bout, then the frustration will only increase.