Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight called off

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s fight at Wembley has been called off, as the Ukrainian’s manager blames the Gypsy King for ‘pushing for more’ despite agreement.

The heavyweight champion fight between British boxer Tyson Fury and Ukrainian fight Oleksandr Usyk has been called off.

There has been a long-standing war of words between the two camps, and while a date of April 29 has been discussed for a mammoth meeting at London’s Wembley Stadium, nothing had been confirmed.


Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren is hopeful that a deal can be brought back in the next 24 hours.

Last week, the Gypsy King insisted that the bout was definitely on, and that he had entered a social media blackout during training for the fight.

But the Ukrainian’s manager and long-time advisor Klimas issued a firm take-it-or-leave-it declaration to Fury’s team, and that if the fight does not happen, Usyk will pivot to a mandatory defense of his WBA title against Daniel Dubois.

Fury and Usyk did reach an agreement on the 70/30 purse split in favour of the Gypsy King but other material terms could not be decided on, according to ESPN.

The report claims the 35-year-old Ukrainian has stopped his training camp. WBA president Gilberto Mendoza previously set a deadline of April 1 for the fight to be made so the teams are running out of time for an agreement, if one can be struck.


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