Tyson Fury gives Usyk a 70-30 “take it or leave it” offer
By Charles Brun: One belt WBC champion Tyson Fury is offering the multi-belt IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk a mandatory defense-level purse split with a 70-30, “take it or leave it” offer, saying that he’ll deduct “1%” for every day that he doesn’t accept the offer.
From the way Fury is carrying on, he’s self-righteous, obstinate, egotistic, and impossible to negotiate with, believing he can walk on water, and he’s going to use the same “take it or leave it” offer with not only Usyk but Anthony Joshua and other talents in the heavyweight division, ruining any chances he has of fighting any of them.
In reality, Fury is treating Usyk like he’s NOT a champion but rather a challenger to his WBC strap. Oh boy, Fury has delusions of grandeur.
In other words, Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), who has done far less in his professional and amateur career than the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, former undisputed cruiserweight champ, and current IBF, WBA & WBO champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) a purse split usually given to mandatory challengers.
It’s obvious the Fury-Usyk fight WON’T happen because Usyk isn’t going to accept this deal, and Fury will be left having to fight a last-minute opponent on April 29th, snatched from the lower ranks of the division.
Fury’s promoter has already booked Wembley Stadium in London for April 29th, meaning that he will be fighting there next month regardless of whether it’s Usyk or someone like what we just saw Tyson fight with him throwing a bone to his old buddy, 39-year-old journeyman Derek Chisora.
I guess it’s never too late for Fury to find a similar fighter as Chisora for him to fight on April 29th.
All Charles Brun can say is those two gift wins, and foul-plagued fights on his part against Deontay Wilder must have warped his senses because it’s given the idea that he’s a legitimate champion rather than some bloke that should be among the rabble in the contender ranks.
“I hear all this talk of boxing fights, and they want 50%, come and fight the ‘Gypsy King.’ But what I will say from every day from today is, ‘Usyk is all this; Tyson is being greedy.’ Where I’m standing, Usyk, you and your team are worth 30%,” said Tyson Fury on social media.
“You either take it or leave it, but if you don’t want it, you’ll fight Daniel Dubois in a few months and get a few million dollars,” Fury continued. If you want to make some real money come fight the Gypsy King.
“What I will say from every day from today that you linger and mess around, I’m doing to deduct 1% of the 30%. So every day, I’m going to deduct 1% until you take it. But if you don’t take it, fight Dubois for two million dollars, not a problem.
“But how in the world could you ever offer me a deal. Not possible. Tic-tock, tic-tock,” said Fury.
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