Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk reportedly agree terms to bout at Wembley on April 29

After a lot of heated verbal spats and accusations from both camps, the undisputed heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is reported to go down on April 29. The champion unification match will take place at Wembley. However, Usyk has slapped a certain condition on the contract.

How did Oleksandr Usyk convince Tyson Fury to change his decision?

Previously, Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren warned that they would not pay heed to any negotiations beyond this weekend. Oleksandr Usyk’s camp, however, remained unfazed. The Ukrainian’s promoter Alex Krassyuk even went on to publicly claim that Tyson Fury was stalling and trying to buy his time because he wasn’t mentally and physically up to the mark. Otherwise “The Gypsy King” would not take a U-turn after agreeing to a 60/40 purse split.

The dispute may have finally been settled. Oleksandr Usyk, on his social media, sent a message to Tyson Fury, saying he is down to fight him with his demanded 70/30 purse split. Calling Fury a “greedy belly”, Usyk agreed under the condition that Fury has to immediately donate one million euro to people of Ukraine affected by the war. He attached a penalty clause as well: incremental pay of one percent of Fury’s wages per day of delay.

What proposal did Tyson Fury previously have for Oleksandr Usyk?

Usyk’s “one percent increment” clause came as a response to Tyson Fury’s previous proposal. Fury, in that video, said that Usyk would lose one percent of his purse every day he stalled, rather than agreeing to Fury’s proposition. In that particular video, Fury addressed the issue of him being touted as greedy as he didn’t agree to the 50/50 purse split. Fury felt like Usyk was not worth more than 30 in the purse split, and he was adamant with his decision.

Tyson Fury

And it seems like Fury’s stubbornness has paid off. WBA confirmed after the Usyk video that WBA president Gilberto Mendoza received an acceptance bond from Fury’s team. Right after WBA was contemplating cancelling the fight and compelling Usyk to fight Daniel Dubois, this came as a sigh of relief for the fans as well.

Usyk, though, has a tough taks on his hands as he hasn’t fought since his second win against Anthony Joshua. In that hyped match, Usyk defended his title in Jeddah. Fury, however, fought last December against Derek Chisora.

Who do you think will come out as the undisputed champion?


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