Negotiations for a fight between Fury and Usyk in London have collapsed
Negotiations for a world heavyweight championship unification fight between the Briton have broken down Tyson Fury and Alexander Whisk, the promoter of the Ukrainian boxer Alexander Krasik said today, "Sky" reports.
Usyk is the WBA, IBF and WBO world champion, while Fury is the WBC world champion. The fight between the British and Ukrainian boxer was supposed to take place on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Usik's manager, Egis Klimas, said earlier today that nothing will come out of the fight, and this information was confirmed by Krasik, who said that the problems arose over the distribution of money.
During the negotiations, Fury demanded that the money from the fight be split 70-30 in his favor, as he claimed "that he is the better boxer and that the fight will take place in London". Usyk agreed to this request, but asked the British to donate a million pounds to help Ukraine.
But the two sides failed to reach an agreement, and Klimas confirmed that the negotiations had failed.
Usyk and his colleagues closed the training camp and are already preparing for the next opponent, which will be the challenger from the WBA, Daniel Dubois.