Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter has responded to Frank Warren’s claims that social media was part of the reason an undisputed fight between Tyson Fury and Usyk fell apart.
The news broke last week that the historic clash would not take place on April 29, with Warren saying a lot of the prior back and forth on social media had been detrimental to negotiations.
When speaking to ID Boxing, Alex Krassyuk disagreed with the Queensberry boss’ view, and actually stated that social media nearly resurrected talks at the death.
“Now social media is so important, that you can’t just say to stay away from social media – it’s impossible.”
“In this particular situation, I would say that social media gave this fight the last chance to take place. The fight was off once before, we just didn’t announce it.”
“Several hours before the deadline, Tyson jumped in on social media saying that 70/30 is okay. Usyk responded and said “let’s do the deal!”
“Tyson accepted the first point, but not the second, and this was one of the things that broke the deal, not social media.”
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.
Anthony Joshua called for a fight with Fury after his win over Jermaine Franklin last night, however is expected to have at least one more outing under new coach Derrick James first.