Fury was upset about the failed negotiations and went on a tirade by alleging that Usyk (with a record of 20-0 and 13 knockouts) was still not interested in accepting the fight, even though he had consented to the Ukrainian’s stipulation of a rematch.
Fury did not disclose that he was seeking an equal share for the rematch, regardless of whether he had a belt or not.
According to Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, Fury requested an even 50-50 split for their rematch, despite having previously agreed to a 70-30 split for their first fight.
To balance out the initial uneven split, the winner of the first fight could have received a 70-30 split in the rematch. That did not transpire, and in any event, Fury has been left fuming.
“Usyk, you proper little s**t bag, bug-eyed, gappy-teethed, ugly little rat. You tried all week to get out of it, begging for a rematch like a little girl. You got your rematch and didn’t even want to fight at that. You little s**t house. Always know you was never man enough to tangle with the Gypsy King ever in your life.
“You little 14-stone coward. You rat little [blank] and your full team knows it as well, and all the lawyers have the full information. Keep running. Fight Dubois for a couple of bucks now, and always know that you and everybody else like you could never tangle with the Gyspy King.”
Dubois holds the WBA ‘Regular’ heavyweight title, while Usyk holds the unified WBA ‘Super’, IBF, and WBO titles.
The possibility of Wilder getting a chance to fight Usyk will rely on how willing the sanctioning bodies and their mandatory challengers are to this. So watch this space.