ESPN reported on Friday that the WBA president, Gilberto Mendoza, confirmed that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to terms for an undisputed heavyweight championship fight, which is scheduled to take place on April 29th, 2023, at London’s Wembley Stadium.
WBA President Gilberto Mendoza received confirmation from Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury's teams that there is an agreement to make the unification fight. They request time to work on the contracts to close the deal. #UsykFury pic.twitter.com/YhWKZMWXMG
— WBA Boxing (@WBABoxing) March 10, 2023
On May 10th, 2023, Fury urged Usyk to agree to a 70-30 split. Usyk replied to Fury’s request and agreed, provided that the Gypsy King contributed $1 million to aid efforts in Ukraine.
There is currently no confirmation on whether Fury has accepted the proposal to donate to Ukraine. However, Fury has begun preparing for his upcoming fight against Usyk.
He firmly believes that a six-week training camp followed by a week of rest is sufficient for him to be fully prepared to face Usyk.
In readiness for the match, Fury and Joseph Parker shared a video on Fury’s Instagram account where they claimed to have completed 15 rounds of sparring. While that may be the case, there is still an element of doubt.
According to Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, a fight between Usyk and Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title is unlikely, though.
This is due to Fury’s latest demand that a rematch clause not be included in the contract. With that being said, will it happen?