Unified world heavyweight champion (WBA, WBO, IBF & IBO) Oleksandr Usyk (20-0) has responded to Tyson Fury's demands to remove a rematch clause in which the WBC world champion demanded Usyk to remove the clause or talks would be called off and will not proceed for an April 29th undisputed world heavyweight title contest at Wembley Stadium, London.
Fury (33-0-1) launched into his typical "no-frills" straight-talking public video to express his displeasure at such a clause being inserted into a proposed contract.
Usyk has responded, which contradicts Tyson's original point stating that the rematch clause did not come from his side of the negotiating table and that his representatives had inserted the clause.
Friday (March 10th) saw a deadline for the pair to agree to fight each other, with the WBA confirming that a tentative agreement had been reached between Fury & Usyk. If no agreement had been reached between the pair, the WBA would have called purse bids for Usyk to face his mandatory challenger in the shape of WBA "Regular" world heavyweight champion Daniel Dubois.
Hey #greedybelly the rematch clause came from your side not mine.— Alexander Usyk (@usykaa) March 13, 2023
Stop whining and ducking. Be a man, ink the contract or vacate the belt. I need undisputed and not to play your stupid games 🦆🦆🦆@Tyson_Fury pic.twitter.com/u9DaoX2fr4