Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter has urged boxing fans to go easy on Tyson Fury over the collapse of the undisputed fight.
After months of negotiations and online back and forth, news broke last month that the historic clash would not be happening on April 29th, with some observers laying the blame at Fury’s door.
When appearing on ID Boxing, Alex Krassyuk encouraged fans to show ‘The Gypsy King’ some compassion, reminding them he is human like the rest of us.
“Huge pressure was put on Tyson, and I want to take this opportunity to appeal to the fans: stop hating on Tyson Fury. He is a human being like everyone, like all of us. He has his own right to decide what to do, and what not to do.”
“He is the champion, and it’s up to him, we should not judge him for that. We should also remember, he has a family, he has six kids and is expecting a seventh. They should not suffer because boxing fans did not get the undisputed fight.”
“So let’s try and use our best efforts to support Tyson Fury, whatever happens.”
With the undisputed fight dead in the water for now, unified world champion Usyk is now expected to seek to take car of his mandatory obligations, starting with WBA Regular belt holder Daniel Dubois.
However, he has also been linked to a blockbuster bout with former world champion Deontay Wilder, with bidders in the Middle East reportedly interested in hosting the contest.
Fury’s next move remains unclear, though he has been linked to a domestic dust up with Queensberry stablemate Joe Joyce, provided ‘The Juggernaut’ comes through his fight with Zhilei Zhang on April 15th.