Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter has weighed on the 70/30 split offered by Tyson Fury before talks for an undisputed fight fell through, and claims the proposal was nothing more than a bluff.
Members of both fighters’ teams confirmed this week that the historic clash would not take place on April 29th, despite months of negotiations and numerous statements professing the opposite.
Speaking on Fighting On The Inside Podcast, Alex Krassyuk professed that he did not believe Usyk would accept the terms put forward by Fury, but he did simply to try and get the fight made.
“A couple of hours before the deadline from the WBA, he went on Instagram and said Usyk was worth 30%. It was a bluff, everyone knows it was a bluff.”
“But it was a good point, because Usyk wanted the fight that much that he called the bluff! I’m not satisfied with the split, definitely not.”
“The money that we’d make in this fight is not even near what we made in the previous fight. But it didn’t bother us at all.”
With the Fury fight now dead and buried, Usyk’s representatives have confirmed he will look to take care of his mandatory obligations, potentially first against WBA Regular champion Daniel Dubois, who confirmed he will take the fight if offered.
It remains unclear as of yet who ‘The Gypsy King’ will face next, with the likes of Andy Ruiz Jr, Joe Joyce and even former UFC star Francis Ngannou all rumoured to be options for the WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
Also unknown is whether or not Fury will fight at Wembley on April 29th, however this seems unlikely with just five weeks to go.