Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury Once Again Could Be in Jeopardy

Published 03/14/2023, 2:29 AM EDT

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The highly anticipated boxing match between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury scheduled for April 29th may not happen after all. According to talkSPORT, Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk has expressed doubts about the fight taking place. Krassyuk believes that even if Usyk agrees to a rematch, Fury may still pull out of the fight. Krassyuk’s comments suggest that Fury may have bluffed about his commitment to the fight and Usyk saw through it.

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If the fight does not happen, it will be a major disappointment for boxing fans who have been eagerly anticipating the matchup between the two fighters. Nevertheless, the uncertainty surrounding the fight will likely continue to generate buzz and speculation within the boxing community. There are a lot of people who are looking forward to this bout. More so, recently Mike Tyson also gave his verdict on Fury vs Usyk fight.

Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter claims a fight with Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen

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According to Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, a fight with Tyson Fury is unlikely to happen as Fury is afraid to fight and is trying to find a way to avoid the Ukrainian. This comes after Fury demanded that a no-rematch clause be added to the fight, something that Usyk had previously agreed to. He said, “Let’s imagine Usyk accepts no rematch, Fury will search for another thing to pull out. He bluffed and Usyk called his bluff, 100%“.

Fury also insisted on a 70/30 financial split in his favor, to which Usyk agreed, provided that Fury donates £1 million to Ukraine in light of Russia’s invasion. Krassyuk claims that even if Fury accepts Usyk’s conditions, he will still try to find a way out of the fight. Fury, on the other hand, posted a video on Twitter challenging Usyk to sign the contract, without a rematch clause, and promised to donate £1 million to Ukraine after the fight.

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Usyk responded to Fury’s challenge on social media, agreeing to his conditions on the condition that Fury donates £1 million to Ukraine immediately after the fight. And for every day he delays, he will pay one percent of his purse to the Ukrainian people. The Heavyweight title fight is expected to take place on April 29, but both parties still need to agree on the terms of the fight.

Usyk’s promoter reveals his backup plan

Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has revealed that the Ukrainian boxer has a backup opponent in case his planned fight against Tyson Fury falls through. Krassyuk confirmed that Daniel Dubois would be his next potential opponent if Fury withdraws from the bout.

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Usyk and Fury have been targeting an undisputed championship bout on April 29th in London’s Wembley Stadium. Talks have been ongoing for months, and the split of the revenue was one of the reasons that delayed the fight.

In a recent video, Fury taunted his opponent, saying, “In six weeks’ time, you’re history! And I’ll still be ‘The Gypsy King,’ come on!” The winner of the fight will be getting the first unified Heavyweight championship status since Lennox Lewis did it in 2000.

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What are your thoughts on Fury vs Usyk? Are you positive that the fight will take place? Tell us in the comments below.

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Chirag Radhyan

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Chirag Radhyan is a Boxing Writer at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Honors and is a keen follower of Western Boxing. His journey of love for the sport bloomed in his puberty when he first saw a video of the fight where Mike Tyson TKO'ed Donovan in the seventh round.
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