Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, has provided a fiery update on the Oleksandr Usyk fight negotiations. The undisputed heavyweight world title fight has a potential date of April 29 at Wembley Stadium, but no agreement has been reached.
The fight was supposed to take place in Saudi Arabia, with both men receiving inflated purses based on the fight being in the Middle East, but that seems to be no longer the case.
As a result, the parties are attempting to negotiate a new agreement based on a percentage split.
While talks remain ongoing, it appears this is proving difficult. Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has stated their desire for a 50-50 purse split, while Fury’s US co-promoter, Bob Arum, has told Krassyuk to shut up’ and keep the negotiations private.
Tyson’s father, John, appears to be dissatisfied with the situation.
John Fury told iD Boxing:
“Treat Tyson as the great champion he is. Stop trying to be the A-side. Usyk is not Tyson’s equal.
Fall in line, and you’ll get the fight done.
Do not respect Tyson, and you won’t get the fight, simple as that.
Tyson’s the A-side, and Usyk is not worthy of 50-50, and he couldn’t sell the O2 Arena out.
So fall in line and you might get the fight.”