Tyson Fury and his team have made a move regarding the future boxing showdown that should see the ‘Gypsy King’ face Oleksandr Usyk, with all the heavyweight titles at stake.
The fight between the two men could be officially announced as early as this week, provided the Ukrainian champion agrees to the terms, which include the bout taking place at London’s Wembley Stadium on April 29.
According to the Daily Mail, the option for the bout to take place in Saudi Arabia is ruled out, as authorities can’t ensure that the construction of the new stadium in Jeddah, where the fight would be held, could be completed on time.
Fury‘s promoters have already decided to organize a big fight that would take place at Wembley on April 29, with or without Usyk.
According to World Boxing News, Fury‘s team have been holding talks with Deontay Wilder for weeks in the event Usyk turns down their offer. This situation has temporarily blocked the bout between ‘Bronze Bomber’ and Andy Ruiz.
“The fight will 100 per cent take place on the last Saturday in April,” Fury‘s co-promoter Frank Warren told talkSPORT.
“Where it takes will be determined within the next six or seven days.
“If we can’t do what we’re being asked to for Tyson and Usyk, then the fight will take place in the UK and we’ll have time to promote it and so forth.
“If it goes to the Middle East, it’s because they will pay a premium for the World Cup of boxing.”
What bothers Fury‘s promoters is that Usyk negotiated his cut directly with Saudi Arabia and the Saudis did not reveal how much they were going to pay him.
Warren and Bob Arum were to follow a similar path, as they had the same blank check on the table, but that would mean that they would not control the split and the deal fell through.
A few months ago, Anthony Joshua accepted all Fury‘s conditions to fight in December 2022. However, the ‘Fury Team’ refused to proceed with the fight accusing AJ and Eddie Hearn of not agreeing to terms before the deadline.