Boxing fans around the world were left disappointed after a mega-fight between two of the best heavyweight boxers in the world was called off. At one point Tyson Fury looked set to fight Ukrainian warrior Oleksandr Usyk later this month, but after several failed negotiation attempts, the fight was called off for good.
Talking about what could have been one of the biggest fights in boxing history, Tyson Fury’s father Joh Fury said “I just think basically Usyk’s team have had a better offer from Saudi and I wouldn’t be surprised if he boxes Deontay Wilder for them belts, Usyk was going to earn 30 percent to box Tyson and that is still a lot of money. That is probably his career-highest payday, Tyson brings in the people and the numbers and he was engaging in that fight”.
Senior Fury also went into minute details and talked about the different offers that were offered to both fighters “Tyson just wanted to box in the UK and he would take his lowest payday ever. I know what the Saudis offered him because he told me. Money speaks all languages, I think there has been a bit of greed coming from promoters. Especially Usyk’s lot, because to pull out over a rematch clause and I know the truth over that. Tyson just said ‘okay give them what they want’. If both boys think they are going to win why not just fight?
John Fury also rubbished any claims that said Tyson didn’t want to fight Usyk and blamed the promoters for the fight falling off. He said “I just think in my own mind that he thought Tyson didn’t want to fight him which is absolutely ridiculous. It is not the fighters, it is the promoters and the people who put these fights together. They make it complicated and they are thinking about what they can get out of it. They want as much money as they can make, so that is why the fights don’t take place.”
What’s next for Tyson Fury?
Over the years ‘The Gypsy King’ has talked about retirement on multiple occasions but has never really walked away from the sport. The 34-year-old had booked the iconic Wembley stadium for April 29th and that slot still remains open.
With @maxkellerman discussing what’s next for Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk now that they’re headed in different directions. Joe Joyce appears to be the front-runner for Fury this summer while Usyk is likely going toward Daniel Dubois. That and much more on Max on Boxing: pic.twitter.com/bubyqQoRpG
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According to various sources, Fury is not thinking about retirement yet and will possibly face Derek Chisora whom Fury has fought and already beaten thrice. What do you make of senior Fury’s comments? Let us know in the comments section.