Frank Warren has reassured fans that the once in a generation heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will be delivered.
It’s been a chaotic few days in terms of negotiations, with Fury coming out today and demanding the contest go ahead without a rematch clause in place for either side.
With the touted date of April 29th creeping ever closer, Warren remained bullish about the fight’s chances when appearing on Talksport.
“Both boxers have agreed to a split, and it’ll be on. It’s just a matter of contracts, but they’ll not be a problem. I know we’ll get this on.”
“From Tyson’s perspective, he’s just basically putting it out there – why not put it all on the line? Why do you want a rematch? Let’s just do the fight.”
“At the moment, there’s a draft contract flowing between our two respective sides and we’re addressing each point. Most of it’s agreed, there’s a couple of points to be sorted out, but they’ll be done.”
“We’ll get this fight over the line, and we’ve been working hard do it and we will get it over the line. You know why? Because both fighters want it!”
Fury’s demand surrounding the removal of the rematch clause comes after he publicly demanded a 70/30 split for the fight, which Usyk wasted no time in accepting.
The WBA confirmed they had received word from both teams that they agreed terms to fight at Wembley next month, meaning the governing body would not force Usyk to defend his titles against their “regular” champion Daniel Dubois.
One way or another, fans are likely to be a lot clearer by the end of the week whether or not they are treated to the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999.