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FutureStarr@TysonFury and @OleksandrUsyk agree to Terms on title fight
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have agreed to terms on an undisputed world heavyweight title fight that will take place at Wembley Stadium on April 29th and be one of the biggest shows in heavyweight boxing history.
It will be an epic battle that could bring together all four heavyweight crowns for the first time since 1999 when Lennox Lewis claimed all four titles. But Fury faces an uphill battle against Usyk and there will be no doubts in his mind that he is worthy of victory.
After weeks of verbal sparring between the two boxers, both parties have now reached an agreement on terms for an undisputed title fight to take place on April 29 in London. Promoters had been in talks for weeks trying to make this fight happen.
Negotiations between Fury and his representatives appeared to have hit a snag, as he demanded an enormous sum for the fight. Furthermore, Fury has threatened to take a 1 per cent cut of any purse for each day that passes without an agreement being reached.
Negotiations between Usyk and his promoters have now concluded, with both parties notifying the World Boxing Association that an agreement had been reached. This means the WBA won't need to order Usyk into a fight that could have proved hazardous for him if it ended in loss.
Fury's victory over Usyk, who has won all his title fights since moving up to heavyweight in 2019, would mark a return of British fighter Lennox Lewis to the top of the division after holding all the belts since 2000. This has given the heavyweight division an increased sense of legitimacy.
Both boxers have been in negotiations for months to reach an agreement on a date and purse split. If either wins, it would likely propel them up the ranks to challenge Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight title.
However, recent developments in negotiations have raised doubts as to their resolution; Krassyuk reported that Fury had rejected their previous offer of 60% of the purse going to the victor.
Although both boxers appear eager to fight for the title, their negotiations appear to have come to a halt as time is running out. That is according to Krassyuk who stated that negotiations must now be concluded this week; if Fury continues rejecting offers then negotiations will likely break down altogether.
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have reached an agreement on a date for their highly anticipated title fight, set for April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London. This bout is set to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999 and promises to be an exciting spectacle.
The deal marks a turning point in their high-stakes battle that had seen negotiations become increasingly public over recent months. Usyk and Fury had been engaged in an argument over who should receive 60-40 split of their purse, with Usyk wanting him to pay more because of his greater commercial value to the fight.
As a result, Fury posted a video on social media declaring his willingness to offer Usyk 70-30 split in the event of their fight. However, he added a condition: for every day Usyk took to consider accepting or declining his offer, one percent would be deducted from that sum.
Most observers won't be pleased by this outcome, but Fury has been struggling lately and has failed to impress in his last two major fights - against Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.
Despite this setback, the Gypsy King is eager for a fight that can put him back on the map and believes an unification clash against Usyk will be his best option. Not only does he stand at 6'9", but Usyk also weighs in at over 270 pounds - giving the Gypsy King an immense size advantage over him.
He boasts good mobility and a sharp ring IQ that will enable him to maneuver around opponents with ease - just as he did against Wladimir Klitschko and unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
That said, Usyk must be cautious if he hopes to have any chance of victory against him. Usyk is well-positioned with his vicious style of boxing which could easily take out two of the world's top heavyweights if not handled carefully.
World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has agreed to terms on a title fight with Tyson Fury at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
Negotiations between the two boxers have been ongoing for months, as both men strive to make history and become undisputed heavyweight champions for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 2000. Both men plan on making an immense impact on this year's calendar by reaching a deal.
But the fight has been delayed due to uncertainty regarding the purse split that will be paid out to each man. Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk stated this week that he no longer believed Fury would accept an even split in his favour and his demands put the entire thing at risk.
Fury has made his intentions known in an Instagram video posted on Friday, asking Usyk for a 70-30 split of the purse in exchange for accepting his offer. Additionally, he threatened that one per cent would be deducted from each day that went by without acceptance.
Usyk was quick to respond, posting a X-rated video message on social media. He then offered to donate PS1 million of his purse to Ukraine in an effort to aid the country recover from the conflict that has been raging between Russia and Ukraine for over a decade.
However, he set a limit to how much he wanted from the fight: 30 percent of the purse despite being an internationally renowned fighter.
Many boxers have been forced to do this in the past, which leads me to question if Fury will ever challenge Usyk for an undisputed world heavyweight title. It's difficult to know if he has what it takes in such a big fight and there may not be much time left for him to prepare.
After years of anticipation, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have finally agreed to terms on a fight that will determine who will become the undisputed heavyweight champion. The bout takes place April 29 in London, England, and could crown a new world heavyweight champion.
Initially, the fight was scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia; however, delays with construction at Jeddah Stadium have forced its relocation to London. Therefore, it will now take place at Wembley Stadium - home to Fury's 2017 fight with Dillian Whyte - where Fury last battled last year.
Reports indicate the two fighters have now agreed on a purse split of 70-30 in favor of Fury, and both sides have sent their respective governing bodies notice that they had reached an understanding. The fight will take place on April 29th and be aired live on ESPN pay-per-view in the United States.
For months, Fury and his Ukrainian opponent have been talking about a potential fight. But negotiations have been hindered by disagreements over money. According to reports, Kiev wanted 60-40 split in favor of the victor; Fury insisted on 70-30 in his favor. Furthermore, Fury threatened that if Kiev did not accept his 30% offer within 14 days, he would deduct 1% from it.
However, things appear to have changed recently as Usyk has now accepted Fury's final offer and is expected to donate $1 million toward Ukraine during their conflict against Russia. As a result, the fight is now likely to take place at Wembley on April 29 in England.
This is an incredible victory for both boxers, as it means they can finally put their titles on the line in a fight that will be watched by millions of fans worldwide. Additionally, this marks the first time a boxer has held all four world titles simultaneously since Lennox Lewis in 1999 and 2000.
One reason why a Fury-Usyk fight was delayed was that the IBF had recently ordered Usyk to defend his title against a mandatory challenger, potentially placing the fight in doubt. According to reports, the IBF intended for Usyk to face Daniel Dubois - who holds the WBA regular title - who holds the WBA regular title.