By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk is quickly being finalized for April 29th at Wembley Stadium in London.
The Daily Star is reporting that the Usyk-Fury fight is in the process of being finalized after Usyk agreed to Fury’s 70-30 split demand, which according to Eddie Hearn, could give Tyson a $60 million payday minus $1 million that he’ll need to give to the Ukrainian people from his plunder.
Fury’s net worth could swell to over $100+ million with that kind of treasure. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Fury’s net worth is already estimated at $65 million.
According to the Daily Star, Fury vs. Usyk could be the “biggest event ever” to take place in the United Kingdom. It’s hard to believe thee fight will surpass some of the past events, considering there’s not going to be a lot of time to market the fight.
Moreover, if Fury is using most of the next six weeks trying to get in shape, the promotion might be a superficial job and not be enough to create huge interest from boxing fans.
Without someone like Eddie Hearn to help out by doing interviews, it’ll just be Fury doing his usual blowhard routine, bragging about himself, and calling Usyk a ‘middleweight rabbit.’ It gets old fast.
Some people question whether Usyk should have indulged Fury with his 70-30 split because he may have created a monster that will be impossible for other fighters to negotiate with.
Usyk is helping to create a spoiled, entitled monster who is impossible to deal with. You can argue that Usyk reinforces Fury’s way of negotiating with fighters by giving them take-it-or-leave-it offers.
Usyk is taking the smaller split this time with the 30% that he agreed to him, but if he whips Fury a good one, that split will edge upwards to either 50-50 or perhaps 55-45 in his favor.
Fury has too much ego to walk away from a loss to Usyk without at least trying to avenge his defeat, so there’s a good possibility Tyson could wind up losing twice to the talented, more athletic, and far leaner Ukrainian talent just like Anthony Joshua.
“He’s got to do what he’s been doing by making adjustments as the fight goes on. If you don’t make adjustments with Tyson Fury, you’re in a world of trouble,” said trainer Buddy McGirt to iFL TV when asked what Oleksandr Usyk must do to defeat Tyson Fury.
“Once he gets going, there’s no stopping him, so he’s [Usyk] got to be able to make adjustments to offset Tyson Fury. That’s the only way you’re going to beat him. If you don’t do that and you just stay in one gear, Tyson Fury is going to run over you.
“It’s a little bit of everything. He’s got to put everything together,” said McGirt about Usyk. “That night, he has to be on point. He has to be running on all cylinders that night.
“You have to remember that Tyson Fury is the bigger man, and he knows how to take advantage of that. He’s very good at doing that. He’s very good at using his size to his advantage, and Usyk is going to have to offset that. If he doesn’t offset that, it’s not going to happen.
“In the heavyweight division, you have to do a lot more to be up there with the greats, in my opinion,” said McGirt when asked where Usyk would rank among the great heavyweights of the past if he defeats Fury.
“I’m an old school guy. To be put up with the greats, like Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman, you’ve got to do a whole lot more than that,” said McGirt about Usyk needing to do more than beat the 6’9″ Fury to be ranked among the past great heavyweights.