Talks over a fight for all the belts broke down, just as a deal for a bout in April at Wembley was close. Usyk had publicly agreed to take a 70-30 split, despite bringing three belts to the table compared to Fury’s one belt. However, the terms of the rematch could not get settled. The Ukrainian was demanding the same split for the winner in the rematch, while Fury favored an equal split.
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That issue could not get resolved, as Fury moved on to face Francis Ngannou. Meanwhile, Usyk defended his belts against Daniel Dubois. Despite that being the case, Fury was open to returning to the negotiation table.
“If Usyk is a good little boy, he might be an option but if he isn’t, he will just be another foreign middleweight that stays out in the cold. I will beat him, and I won’t even look for a body shot either. I will knock him out with a chin shot if that fight ever happens. If he is a good little boy and takes a small percentage of the superstar’s money then he will get a fight. If he wants big bucks. If he wants a seat at the king’s table then you’ve got to play ball with the master,” Fury said
Although Fury is the bigger draw, the number of belts that Usyk possesses has to count for something. And yet, the Ukrainian is desperate to make history which raises question marks over how much he is willing to compromise. And with reports that Fury will earn $50 million from the Ngannou fight, the Gypsy King is not in a hurry to face Usyk. After all, Fury highlighted how little Usyk would make without him.
“He can go and fight someone else for [hardly anything] again like he did against Dubois. If he fights Hrgovic, he will get [hardly anything] also and if he fights [Zhilei] Zhang he will get even less,” Fury