Frank Warren Gives Uncertain Update Regarding Fury vs Usyk Talks

Promoter Frank Warren has said disagreements over financial arrangements could see Tyson Fury’s proposed unification fight with Oleksandr Usyk fall through this week.

Warren was being interviewed on TalkSport and was asked about Fury-Usyk, which initially seemed headed for Saudi Arabia and was then in with a chance of going to Wembley Stadium on April 29.

Now things seem far less certain, but Warren is still hoping the heavyweight fight goes ahead.

“We’re working hard to make it happen,” Warren said. “You need the agreement of both boxers to make it happen and at the moment we haven’t got that, so that’s where it’s at.” 

Warren would not go into detail on contract talks, but felt a decision – if April 29 is the date – would be needed by the end of the week.

“We’re still none the wiser,” said the Hall of Fame promoter, about whether Wembley was still the frontrunner. “We’re still waiting for it to be done. It’s all coming to a head now, but it’s still not done.”

“I have a pot and out of that pot I can only pay what’s in it and if it’s not enough money the fight won’t happen, at the end of the day we’re running a business,” Warren added.