Fury vs Usyk Reportedly Agreed For April 29th

WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury & Unified (WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO) world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk have reportedly agreed a tentative deal for an April 29th undisputed showdown at Wembley Stadium. According to ESPN, WBA president Gilberto Mendoza has been notified that both parties have agreed on terms he told the network earlier today. The WBA had advised both fighters and their respective teams that terms had to be agreed upon before 5 pm ET before a purse bid would be called for Usyk to fight WBA “regular” title holder, Daniel Dubois.

Friday (March 10th) had seen Fury and Usyk exchange posts on social media, with Fury setting out his terms on a take-it-or-leave-it basis. Fury proposed a split of 70/30% in his favour, with the purse split getting smaller by one per cent per day for Usyk if he delayed agreeing to his terms. 

Usyk responded later on, accepting the terms that Fury offered, with the caveat that Fury, immediately after their fight, must donate £1 million of his purse to the people of Ukraine in support following Russia’s invasion of Usyk’s home country. 

No confirmation of any deal being struck has been announced by Queensberry Promotions,Top Rank or Alex Krassyuk (promoter of Usyk) at the time of publication.