Heavyweight Championship boxer Oleksandr Usyk has released a video telling Tyson Fury to stop complaining and sign a contract for the two to fight on April 29th at Wembley Stadium.
Usyk (36) and Fury (34) verbally agreed to fight each other in April of this year over social media. The online back-and-forth started when Fury released a video saying he wouldn't fight Usyk unless the money made from the fight was split 70/30, the former for Fury and the latter for Usyk.
Usyk responded to Fury's video by accepting the split with the condition that a portion of Fury's purse (£1,000,000) was given to aid the war in Ukraine.
Both sides verbally agreed to the terms over social media and the highly anticipated bout for the unified Heavyweight Championship belts - Usyk holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO whilst Fury holds the WBC - seemed like it would be happening this spring.
However, since the verbal agreement, Fury has claimed that he would not be willing to fight Usyk if there is a rematch clause in their contract, prompting Usyk to respond with another video.
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
Usyk begins the video by referring to Fury as "greedy belly" before claiming that Fury's team put the rematch clause in the contract themselves: "Greedy belly, rematch clause comes from your side, not mine.
"Stop whining and ducking. Be a man. Ink [sign] the contract or vacate the belt. I need undisputed and not to play your stupid games."
Fury has since responded to Usyk's video and has opted for both of them to remove their rematch clauses: "I've been speaking to the lawyers today and Usyk's people are talking about rematch clauses and all that b****cks. Here's one to up the antes: how about there is no f***king rematch clause for both of us."
🚨 TALK ABOUT UPPING THE STAKES🚨 @usykaa pic.twitter.com/1eOUqQ6efv— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) March 13, 2023
As it currently stands, the fight between Usyk and Fury is still yet to be finalised for April 29th at Wembley Stadium. The winner of the bout will be the greatest Heavyweight boxer of our generation and the first to hold all of the belts simultaneously.
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