John Fury has given his perspective on why there has been no official announcement regarding an undisputed clash between son Tyson and Oleksandr Usyk.
After initial talks seemed to be positive, there seems to have been a stalling in the negotiation process as the touted date of April 29th draws ever nearer.
And ‘Big John’ told All Out Fighting that it all simply came down to money.
“That’s what the delay is with Tyson – they won’t pay him what he’s worth. They want him for nothing. They want to make the money, they want the lions share and to give Tyson the small end.”
“But that ain’t going to wash with us. It’s the Fury’s way, or the highway, we bow down to no one. We are the kings of the ring at the minute.”
There were plans for the legacy defining fight to take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as was the case with Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk last August.
However, Fury was unable to agree a financial package with the Saudi representatives and it now looks like Wembley Stadium is the last remaining option if the pair are to get it on this Spring.
Members of team Usyk, who had managed to come to an arrangement with the Saudis, were in London this week for crunch talks with Fury’s promoter Frank Warren.
As his father’s words would seem to indicate, ‘The Gypsy King’ will be expecting a larger share of the revenue if the fight is to take place in his native Britain.
If a deal is struck, Fury vs Usyk will be the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight since 1999.