Fury Vs. Usyk Is In Doubt-‘Fury Was Asking For Too Much Money’

The possibility of a match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is in doubt, as the Ukrainian’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has stated that the fight is unlikely to occur next. 

Negotiations have been ongoing for several months for the highly anticipated undisputed bout. Although initial plans to hold the Fury vs Usyk fight in Saudi Arabia were well underway, talks broke down despite reports the latter had agreed on a deal with the Saudis. 

The date of April 29th, 2023, at Wembley Stadium had been targeted, but neither fighter seemed happy about having to lower their purse expectations.

Krassyuk has insisted on a fair 50/50 split but has also shown some flexibility by proposing a 60/40 split for the winner, which Fury has turned down.

In his comments to iD Boxing, Krassyuk said: “It doesn’t look likely that we’re gonna have a fight on April 29th. That’s my anticipation.

“I can tell you only from the words that I hear from my negotiation partners – Frank Warren and George Warren – according to their reports, Tyson Fury was asking for too much money.

“Even if Usyk would get zero for the fight, it would still not be sufficient for Tyson to cover his wants.”

In case Fury vs Usyk does not occur next, three mandatory challengers – Daniel Dubois (WBA), Filip Hrgovic (IBF), and Joe Joyce (WBO) are lined up to compete for the Ukrainian boxer’s belts.

And yet, this possibility has led to suggestions that Fury is ducking Usyk. If a fighter is not willing to face someone, they may increase their asking price as a way to avoid the fight.

It is clear from Fury’s lack of training that he had no intention of fighting Usyk, regardless of the offer made to him. That is how the boxing community saw it on social media. 

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