Fury Vs. Usyk Talks Deteriorate

According to Alexander Krassyuk, discussions to organize the highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have come to a halt, resulting in the cancellation of the fight. 

The clash between Fury and Usyk could have been an extremely important event for boxing across the globe since both fighters currently possess all four major heavyweight world titles. 

Fury defeated Deontay Wilder and became the new WBC champion. He continued his winning streak by claiming victory in a thrilling trilogy fight in 2021. 

In contrast, having previously been the undisputed cruiserweight champion, Usyk has emerged as Fury’s primary competitor in the heavyweight division.

Usyk moved up to heavyweight and claimed the IBF, WBO, and WBA titles by defeating Anthony Joshua in 2021, and he successfully defended those titles with a dominant victory over Joshua in August of that year.

Fury had publicly asked Usyk to accept a 70/30 split, which Usyk agreed to only if Fury would make a substantial donation to the Ukrainian relief effort.

However, despite negotiations, the two sides could not reach an agreement, and Usyk’s promoter announced that the talks had finally broken down.

According to the WBA, if Usyk doesn’t have signed contracts for the Fury fight by April 1st, 2023, he is required to start negotiating a defense against Daniel Dubois who is the mandatory challenger. 

And that has left the boxing community disappointed. 

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