Frank Warren has been speaking in detail about the collapse of the undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
After a deal with Saudi Arabia was ruled out, Fury looked set to face Usyk in a fight for all the heavyweight belts on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.
When negotiations looked to be stalling, Fury took to social media and offered Usyk a 30% ‘take it or leave it’ deal. To the surprise of many, the Ukrainian replied on twitter accepting the man he calls ‘Greedy Belly’s split.
It’s these public negotiations and the spread of talk on online that Warren thinks is to blame for killing the fight.
Speaking to Simon Jordan on talkSPORT, the hall of fame promoter said:
“Do you know what’s killed this? Social media. All the p**ssing around on the social media. If it had been left to people to do it in a grown up way then there wouldn’t have been a problem.
That’s what does it, everyone has to say things and justify things, the fighters take a stance.”
When asked if Tyson helped with that, Warren replied.
“I don’t think anybody helps.”
‘The Gypsy King’ has been known to call out and make offers to fighters over social media, famously setting Anthony Joshua deadlines to sign for a fight back in December.
Whether there is any route back for the undisputed clash remains to be seen. However, Warren hasn’t ruled out the possibility that Daniel Dubois could step aside from his mandatory position against Usyk to make the fight with Fury in July.