Talks have broken down between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their proposed unification fight on April 29.
After weeks of talks, including a preliminary venue change from Saudi Arabia to Wembley Stadium, talks finally broke down today after weeks of discussions about purse splits, rematch clauses and everything else, the discussions have been ended and Usyk has left his training camp.
Chris McKenna, one of the leading boxing news journalists in the sport, has tweeted: “Fury v Usyk talks have completely broken down now despite earlier hopes about reviving it. Usyk has left training camp. It’s not happening on April 29.”
Probox TV News spoke with Director of Team Usyk, Sergey Lapin, who confirmed the reports.
“We have closed training camp and disbanded sparring partners!”
Lapin, who is also the assistant trainer of Oleksandr Usyk continued “We want to box, not engage in chatter. I hope that one of the guys who is next in the ranking will enter the ring with Usyk.
“Usyk does good deeds and gives people positive emotions from his fights! But for the last couple of months, something has been unclear with Belly. He wanted to avoid a fight so much that he came up with new conditions every day. Who is he anyway?”
There has previously been speculation about who the main eventers might fight if they do not box one another, with Daniel Dubois a possibility for Usyk and Andy Ruiz a possibility for Fury.