Carl Froch has called Tyson Fury a ‘walking contradiction’ for his purse demands following claims of being willing to fight for free.
The Fury of late has had a tendency to attempt to conduct his business in the very public eye of social media, making contract demands and setting fight deadlines to both Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
Whilst the ‘AJ’ fight didn’t make it, there’s still hope for an undisputed scrap with Usyk, but it hasn’t been without its obstacles.
On his YouTube channel, Froch On Fighting, the former super-middleweight world champion revealed that he wasn’t a fan of the negotiating style, believing Fury to be tying himself in knots with his updates.
“Remember Tyson Fury on the build up to the AJ fight, he was saying that he’ll fight AJ for free and give the money to charity. And now all of a sudden the Usyk fight’s happening and he’s demanding 70/30 – a real lion’s share of the purse.”
I think to myself he can be a walking contradiction at times, and it’s a bit of a nightmare really cause you don’t know whether you’re coming or going.”
‘The Cobra’ also said that if the fight with Usyk doesn’t happen, the blame should lie solely at Fury’s door.
‘The Gypsy King’ has claimed in the past to want to fight for free, as well as claim his bouts will broadcast on terrestrial television to avoid fans paying pay-per-views.
On the other hand, he’s called for eye-watering sums so high that he must be joking.
Still, regardless of Fury’s persona, things are once again looking up for the undisputed fight.
Usyk accepted just 30% of the split – some branded it ‘calling Fury’s bluff’ – and despite some doubts expressed that the Brit doesn’t actually want the fight, there seems to be nothing in the way now but a rush to sign, train, and sell tickets.