WBC Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1) took to his social media to demand that there will be no rematch if he and Oleksandr Usyk ever make it into the ring.
The very public negotiations have recently seen Oleksandr Usyk (20-0) accept a 70/30 split in Fury’s favour to the dismay of boxing fans. The rematch clause is now the latest hurdle.
Fury stated on his social media account.
“I was talking to the lawyers today and Usyk’s people are talking about rematch clauses and all that bollocks. Here’s one to up the ante. How about there is no fucking rematch clause! For both of us.
“Lets up the ante completely, never mind about what is in the future and how many dollars you can get after you have been defeated! Worry about the fight - April 29th - No rematch clause! The winner takes the glory, the loser goes home with his dick in his hand!
“How about that? Agree to that you fucking bitch!”
Fury has come under criticism for putting money ahead of legacy, especially considering when Oleksandr Usyk owns three of the four major titles. A chance at becoming undisputed champion does not seem to be at the top of list for The Gypsy King, he is demanding some very serious concessions from Usyk, who seems happy to bend to get the fight over the line.
The fight had looked probable to take place in Saudi Arabia to appease the financial demands of Tyson Fury, however the undisputed heavyweight title match now looks set for London or another major British city.
Both Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have the chance to break history if the fight gets made. Lennox Lewis was the man to crowned Undisputed champion defeating Evander Holyfield in 1999 for the WBC, WBA and IBF title just before the four-belt era.
Oleksandr Usyk has the opportunity to claim the undisputed title in two weights classes, having won all four belts against Murat Gassiev in the concluding fight of the Cruiserweight version of the World Boxing Series. Usyk defeated Krzysztof Glowacki, Maris Briedis and Murat Gassiev as the away fighter in each fight on his way to claim the undisputed crown between 2016 and 2018.