Usyk’s promoter confirms Fury to receive “take it leave it” offer from Saudis for December fight

By Boxing News - 06/06/2023 - Comments

By Charles Brun: Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk confirms that Tyson Fury will be receiving an offer “very soon” from Skills Challenge Promotion for a fight in December.

Krassyuk says it’ll be up to Fury to decide whether he wants to proceed with the fight, but with the contest, but there will be no back & fourth haggling.

It will be one offered from the Saudis to Fury, and it will be final. If Tyson agrees, he’s got a fight with Usyk, likely for far better money than he’s ever received during his career.

If Fury gets greedy and insists on wanting more dough, the Saudis will move on and find another option for Usyk to fight in December. In that case, Fury would have to make do with what his promoters can dig up for him.

Fury isn’t going to be able to squeeze the Saudis, trying to weasel as much green stuff out of them as he can because it appears they’re not going to indulge him.

There’s always Fury’s good friend Joseph Parker or perhaps a fourth fight against Dereck Chisora. I bet that’ll go over really well with the public. Fury’s promoters can bring it back to Tottenham Hotspurs.

“According to my knowledge, they will receive a formal written offer very soon, and it will be their decision or Tyson’s decision whether to take it or leave it because we’ve done everything possible to make this fight happen and now the ball is on Tyson’s side,” said Alex Krassyuk to iFL TV, the promoter for Oleksandr Usyk.

“If you take it, then you have a big fight, the biggest fight of your career. If you hesitate or if you try to trade out something or trying to swing around, it shows that you’re not serious and you have to relinquish the belt and retire, not for one month or for one week as you
used to retire shortly recently but probably forever,” said Krassyuk.

If Fury chooses reject the  Saudis’ offer, Usyk may need to defend against his IBF mandatory Filip Hrgovic, as that’ll be his next one due after his August 26th defense against Daniel Dubois.

As Krassyuk points out, it’s still too premature to be talking Usyk fighting in Saudi Arabia in December because he still must win his fight against the huge 6’5″ Dubois. That’s no walk in the park for Usyk. Dubois is a badly flawed fighter, but he can punch and his size & power could give Usyk trouble.

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