Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) could earn a little less than $20 million if he fought Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) for the title of absolute world champion on April 29 in London. At the same time, the team of our compatriot had agreements with Saudi Arabia on a significantly higher fee in the event of a historic fight in the Middle East.
The legendary promoter Bob Arum, whose promotional company handles Fury’s business, told about this in an interview with journalist Steve Kim. A media representative posted a video of the conversation on your page on the social network Twitter. Tyson’s manager called the financial issue the main reason for the breakdown of negotiations on the fight between the British and the Ukrainian.
“The Saudis came into boxing with really big money. And that’s good for the promoters, the fighters. But that was one of the problems during the negotiations for the Usyk-Fury fight. According to the agreement, if Usyk fought in London, he would be guaranteed to get 12-15 million pounds (15-18 million dollars), but they had previously agreed with the Saudis, who wanted to take this fight, but not before winter, and would pay about $60 million. You can blame someone for something, be disappointed, but there’s a difference between 20 million and 60 million. It’s human nature,” Arum said.
Earlier, Fury’s other promoter, Frank Warren, spoke about a new date for the Brit’s fight against Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian for the first time publicly commented on the cancellation of the fight with Fury. Our compatriot after the news about the failure of the fight with Tyson decided to leave his training camp and returned to Ukraine.
Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) spoke ironically about the cancellation of the Usyk-Fury fight. He also announced the possibility of a third fight against the Ukrainian.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, on March 29, Oleksandr Usyk was seen in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, which the monks of the Moscow Patriarchate must leave. The boxer’s wife Ekaterina categorically commented on this situation. For his part, Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krasyuk made an unexpected statement about Tyson Fury.
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