Tyson Fury has sent Oleksandr Usyk another demand as their contract negotiations continue – this time that there will be no opportunity for the loser to pursue a rematch.
Talks looked close to collapse last week as the teams behind the scenes failed to meet in the middle on a financial split for the legacy-defining, undisputed heavyweight fight.
To much praise from the boxing world, Usyk – who is WBA, WBO and IBF champion – verbally accepted just 30% of the purse split to WBC Champ Fury’s 70%.
Frank Warren, who will co-promote the contest, then provided a positive update, revealing that contracts were being finalised.
With the targeted date of April 29 at Wembley Stadium still in play, Fury has provided an update that fans will hope isn’t a sticking point.
“Hi, Tyson Fury here. Just a quick one. I’ve been speaking to the lawyers today and Usyk’s people are talking about rematch clauses and all that b****cks. Here’s one to up the antes. How about there is no f***ing rematch clause, for both of us.
Let’s up the antes completely. Never worry about what’s in the future and how many more dollars you can get after you’ve been defeated. Worry about the fight – April 29th, no rematch clause, the winner takes the glory, the loser goes home with his d**k in his hand.
How about that? Agree to that you f***ing b**ch.”
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Fans will be happy if there’s no rematch clause, considering the imposition of such terms is widely regarded as a main source of hold ups in the sport.
However, for a fight of this magnitude it would be going against the grain in a big way – especially in the modern-era – and one might wonder if the Ukrainian will insist on it given he’s already bowed down to what many feel is an unfair financial split.
The talks, once again, are reminiscent of the failed attempts between Fury and Anthony Joshua to make a fight happen, with these video demands coming thick and fast before the ultimate collapse.