Carl Froch has weighed in on the latest developments on negotiations for an undisputed heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
With the touted date of April 29th drawing ever nearer, fans are growing concerned that the historic four belt unification may not happen.
Speaking on his official YouTube channel, Froch compared the situation to when he was in talks to fight Joe Calzaghe in the 2000s.
“It’s frustrating for boxing fans when these fights don’t happen.”
“I was supposed to fight Joe Calzaghe, but he waited until the final day before vacating the belt. But that fight should have happened, and it should have happened for the fans.”
“Fury vs Usyk – that fight should happen, it needs to happen. It’s a unification fight, Usyk took all the belts off Anthony Joshua, whilst Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight in the world, for me.”
“It’s such a shame if that fight doesn’t happen, so hopefully it happens next.”
Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk revealed an offer had been made to Fury where the winner of a potential fight would take home 60% of the purse, however this was rejected.
After previously seeming confident the two elite heavyweights would lock horns next, Promoter Frank Warren’s tone when speaking on the fight appears to have changed, stating in a recent interview that he can’t force the pair to get into the ring.
After talks with representatives from Saudi Arabia collapsed, Wembley Stadium is expected to play host should the fight get made, the same venue where Fury broke the all time British boxing attendance record last May for his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte.
It is believed the WBC champion will fight at the famous venue on April 29th regardless of whether Usyk is the man in the opposite corner or not.
If a deal with the skilful Ukrainian cannot be struck, the likes of Andy Ruiz Jr, Deontay Wilder and even former UFC champion Francis Ngannou are all rumoured options for Fury.