Usyk’s Promoter Holds Out Hope For Tyson Fury Bout

Don’t give up hope yet as the three belt heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight title may still face Tyson Fury, who holds the lone belt he doesn’t have the WBC heavyweight title.

After a lot of speculation throughout the media, Mike Coppinger of reported that it was unlikely the fight would land in the Middle East, and now the hope is for an April date at Wembley Stadium in London, England. 

“I can’t really say anything in particular because we’re in the middle of negotiations,” Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk’s promoter,, said to Sean Nam of, “…I can say for sure if it’s a fair deal when it comes to the unification—which is the undisputed unification, where one fighter has three belts and the other has one belt—a 50-50 split sounds fair. It sounds more fair than it should be.”

Much like many of life’s woes, money seems to be the major hold up.

“If Tyson accepts this fair condition, it means he’s a real warrior and he really wants to fight not just for money but for heritage, for legacy and for four belts in the biggest fight in heavyweight history at Wembley stadium. Why not? End of April, beginning of May, perfect timing,” stated Krassyuk..”

When speaking with, Alexander Krassyuk said his team would not countenance anything less than a 50-50 split for Usyk and that anything less than that would be unjust. Usyk’s side is now stating that Fury is asking for majority of the money from the fight.

It seems as though we are in the final hours that will tell if will see this bout or not.