Fury vs. Usyk: The Brit lifts the rematch clause
Tyson Fury has urged Oleksandr Usyk to agree to dropping a rematch clause as negotiations for a fight between the two continue.
Fury and Usyk will meet at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 29, where the victor would emerge as the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. While the WBA has announced that an “agreement” has been reached, the fight is not officially over yet.
Talks appeared to stall over money demands last week until Usyk appeared to agree to a 70-30 split of the purse in Fury’s favour. Usyk also urged Britain to donate $1 million to Ukraine’s war effort against Russia.
Fury took to social media to provide an update on the talks on Monday (March 13), saying: “I spoke to the lawyers today and Usyk’s people have been talking about rematch clauses and all that shit. S
“Here’s one to up the ante: How about there’s no friggin’ rematch clause for the two of us? Let’s up the ante all the way.
“Never worry about what will happen in the future and how many dollars you can still get after you are defeated; Worry about the fight, April 29, no rematch clause. How about that? Agree with that.”
Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk said last week that Fury, 34, turned down a 60-40 purse split in favor of the winner. Ukraine’s Usyk, 36, then accepted the WBC champion’s offer by 70-30.
Fury last fought in December, beating Derek Chisora for a third time to retain the WBC London belt. Meanwhile, Usyk last boxed in August, tipping Anthony Joshua for the second time in 11 months to retain the unified heavyweight titles he took from the Brit in 2021.
Both Fury and Usyk are undefeated, with the latter previously reigning as the sole undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt era.
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