The long-anticipated heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is finally going to go down on April 29, after much drama and uncertainty over the course of the past three months. Both Usyk and Fury have verbally agreed to fight one another, but the bout will take place only if certain criteria and conditions are met.
Tyson Fury 🆚 Oleksandr Usyk is ON! 🥊
The World Boxing Association says it has received confirmation of an "agreement" between their teams!
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) March 11, 2023
Fury demanded a considerable amount of additional money from the Saudi organizers last month, virtually jeopardizing the highly awaited bout. As Riyadh backed out of organizing the fight, London stepped in, and the huge battle will now take place at Wembley Stadium.
🥊 Oleksandr Usyk DEMANDS Undisputed Heavyweight title clash.
"All four belts haven't been held by one person, So both of us need this fight."
Will Fury Vs Usyk happen? pic.twitter.com/g0wnENcji2
— William Hill (@WilliamHill) March 13, 2023
What did Oleksandr Usyk have to say regarding his agreement with Tyson Fury?
The Gypsy King and The Cat have been engaging in verbal warfare since since the possibility of a fight between them was first brought up. These exchanges acted as fuel for the growing animosity between the two heavyweight kingpins.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are closing in on a deal for an undisputed heavyweight championship fight on April 29 at London's Wembley Stadium.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 10, 2023
Tyson has agreed to fight for the bout that would decide the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, but only if he gets the bigger financial cut. Calling the British fighter greedy, Osyk also verbally agreed to the condition. In addition to verbally accepting Tyson’s terms and adding a term of his own, Osyk criticized the British fighter for being greedy.
“Hey, greedy belly. I accept your offer – 70-30 split the fight with you on April 29 at Wembley. But you will promise to donate to Ukraine immediately after the fight, £ 1 million. And for every day of your delay, you will pay one percent of your purse to the Ukrainian people. Deal?” Oleksandr said.
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 11, 2023
The undefeated Fury has a record of 33-0-1 with 24 knockout victories, while the unbeaten Usyk has a record of 20-0 with 13 knockout victories. Fury defeated Derek Chisora, and Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua, in their most recent bouts.
‼️ Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's teams have both now informed the WBA that they have agreed terms for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight world title fight on April 29th at Wembley Stadium. WBA will not order Usyk vs Daniel Dubois. [@MikeCoppinger] pic.twitter.com/fnJNtGEB8p
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 10, 2023
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