By Sam Volz: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are quickly running out of time to get their April 29th fight announced for Wembley Stadium in London.
According to Gareth A. Davies, the cutoff date for their undisputed heavyweight championship is on April 1st, which is cutting it close to promote the fight to where it’ll sell pay-per-views and fill the huge 90,000+ seat Wembley Stadium.
Davies believes the Fury-Usyk fight will be announced next week to take some of the attention away from Eddie Hearn’s fight between Anthony Joshua and Jermaine Franklin.
“Well, apart from Frank Warren Tweeting ‘Big news to follow’ and behind the scenes no news, it means they’ve all gone quiet, lends itself to the fact that they’re finally getting this fight over the line,” said Gareth A. Davies to iFL TV about the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight.
“All the soundings behind the scenes is it’s getting very close to finalization. I.e., both men have put pen to paper, and we will get an official announcement about the tickets on sale.
“There’s pictures of SugarHill Steward in Tyson Fury’s training camp. The signs are good. It would be an absolute disaster at this stage if it didn’t go ahead. I’m hearing that April the 1st is the absolute cutoff,” said Davies on the Fury vs. Usyk fight.
“I imagine tickets will go on sale before that. I’m not officially announcing it here, but all the signs and the fact that Bob Arum and Alex Krassyuk have gone quiet. He had that week where he was putting it out there.
“It’s good news, isn’t it? I spoke to Fraser Clarke last week, and he said, ‘If these boys can’t get it on, what hope is there for any fight?’ He’s right in many ways.
“Dana White of the UFC piped in, saying, ‘This happens far too often in boxing.’ He couldn’t believe that it wasn’t signed. Fingers crossed that we have an announcement.
“I haven’t been teed off yet whether there will be a press conference this week. Maybe they do it next week to try and spite Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua in his fight against Jermaine Franklin just to say, ‘We’re doing this on a different day.’ It wouldn’t surprise me if the press conference is next week,” said Davies about the Fury vs. Usyk kickoff press conference.