Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk Fight On Hold Over Rematch Terms

Lyndon Abioye |

The fight between boxers Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been put on hold because the boxers are unable to agree to terms.

According to Boxing Junkie, Fury and Usyk agreed to a 70-30 split of the revenue in Fury’s favor for a fight scheduled for April 29. But the boxers failed to agree on a split if the loser invokes a rematch clause.

“No, I’m not confirming it’s off. All I’ve had from [Usyk’s manager] officially was an email that said, ‘Gentlemen, hope you’re okay, I’m not going into details, start to blame or point the finger to anyone, but we’d like to officially announce that Team Usyk is out of further negotiations regarding the April 29 fight,” Frank Warren, Fury’s co-promoter said.

“We got that yesterday, that’s the first we heard of it,” Warren continued: “We got it all out the way except for one issue and that was the rematch. Tyson publicly stated that we should scrap the rematch. This was to simplify the deal. Rematch clauses can be very difficult and Tyson’s been there before when a rematch blocked a fight with him and Anthony Joshua [in 2021] when Deontay Wilder took him to court. That kyboshed that fight with Joshua. Anyway, I convinced Tyson to take the rematch [with Usyk] and he did. So I told them on Sunday we’re gonna go with the rematch. Then we got into a situation with how the rematch money is gonna be split and that’s what we’ve been working on… Why can’t it be overcome if he wants the fight? We want the fight. Why can’t it be overcome?… There’s no reason for this fight to be off.”

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