The undisputed title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk reportedly continue to make headway.
And the latest update is about the location. According to Fury’s co-promoter, Bob Arum, the fight could land in the UK if Saudi Arabia’s offer isn’t good enough.
“Everybody agreed that if [Saudi Arabia’s] offer comes through and it’s real, that’s how we’ll go. If not, we’ll do the fight at Wembley,” Arum told Boxing Scene.
“The fighters have agreed to fight. I spoke to Frank Warren. We’re giving them until [this] week to come with their offer, which I believe we’ll get. If we don’t, then we’re gonna do the fight at Wembley.”
If it happens in the UK, Fury vs Usyk has the potential to become a record-breaking gate in the country. The highest grossing gate in the UK is Fury’s mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte in April 2022, which reportedly recorded 94,000 people in attendance.
Fury won by sixth-round TKO.
After the location is set then it’ll come down to how the money will be split between the two champions.
“Then we’d have to talk about the percentages,” Arum continued, “because Usyk wants 50-50.
“That’s not right if the fight’s at Wembley because there will be 95,000 Brits at the fight and big Brit pay-per-view money, so Tyson deserves the lion’s share.”
Looking ahead, the winner of the unification bout already has some opponents lining up, and trainer Malik Scott named one of them: Deontay Wilder.