Usyk accepts Fury’s 70-30 offer, but Tyson must donate £1million to Ukrainian people after fight
By Charles Brun: Oleksandr Usyk ACCEPTS the “greedy” 70-30 split demand by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson ‘Belly’ Fury for an undisputed championship fight on April 29th at Wembley Stadium, provided that donates £1million to Ukrainian people immediately after the fight.
Assuming Fury readily agrees to the deal, Usyk’s management are going to need to get the £1million condition as part of the contract because if this is just a handshake deal, it might not happen. This needs to be part of the contract to make it binding.
You’d hate for Fury to go back on his word of giving the money after the fight, using the absence of it being in the contract as his rationale for not paying.
It remains to be seen if Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will accept the condition that IBF, WBA & WBO champion Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) has set because if Tyson doesn’t want the fight, he’ll weasel out, using the £1million as an excuse for why he’s not going to take it.
Obviously, it’ll make Fury look horrible in the eyes of his fans that he would reject taking the fight with Usyk based on needing to pay a small amount of his giant purse to the Ukrainian people, but if he’s worried about getting humbled by the talented three-belt champion, he’ll use the £1million condition as his escape route to get out of the fight.
It’s going to be interesting to see what Fury’s response will be to Usyk after him accepting his 70-30 condition.
“Hey greedy #Belly, I accept your offer seventy/thirty split
to fight on April 29th at Wembley, but you will promise to donate 1 million pounds to Ukraine immediately after the fight. And for every day of your delay, you will pay 1% of your purse to the Ukrainian people. Deal???? @tysonfury,” said Oleksandr Usyk on Instagram.
It’s surprising that Usyk agreed to the 70-3o because that’s the kind of split that you would normally see for a mandatory challenger, not a champion. Usyk should have stood his ground with his 50-50 demand and let Fury wreck what’s left of his popularity by trotting out a quickly picked replacement opponent for April 29th for an empty Wembley Stadium.
If anything, Fury should be taking the smaller split because he only has one title, which was won with his rabbit-punching victory over Deontay Wilder.
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