Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is still alive.. for now. In a highly anticipated bout, Tyson Fury will face Oleksandr Usyk in a unification heavyweight fight at Wembley on April 29, as confirmed by promoter Frank Warren. Fury and Usyk have been embroiled in negotiations and online sparring for several months, with both fighters vying to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in history.
However, the fight was thrown into doubt after negotiations stalled over the purse split, with Usyk reportedly agreeing to a 70/30 split in Fury’s favor. This led to speculation that Usyk would be ordered to fight Daniel Dubois, his mandatory challenger, after the WBA’s 10 pm deadline approached on Friday.
Despite the initial impasse, a deal was reached at the 11th hour, with both fighters agreeing to the purse split. Warren confirmed that the fight would take place on April 29, subject to contract finalization.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
Speaking to talkSPORT’s Fight Night, Warren revealed that both fighters have agreed to the purse split, but did not disclose the figures. He also addressed concerns over Fury’s fitness, stating that the Gypsy King would be ready for the fight.
Warren also praised Fury for agreeing to fight the best boxers of his generation, including Klitschko and Wilder. He added that Fury’s willingness to take on the best was reminiscent of the glory days of Ali, Foreman, and Frazier.
The Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight is highly anticipated and has been touted as the biggest heavyweight fight in recent years. Both fighters are undefeated and in their prime, making it a highly compelling matchup. If Fury wins, he will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in history.
Warren expects the fight to be the highest-grossing event ever to take place at Wembley, surpassing Fury’s previous fight at the venue last April against Dillian Whyte.
For now, boxing fans all over the world can still hope that the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight does take place on April 29th, creating the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.