For the first time, Usyk commented on the cancellation of the fight with Fury, revealing the British man's true goal
WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) returned to Ukraine after his fight with WBC champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) was cancelled. In an interview with Kyiv TV, the 36-year-old Crimean admitted that the British fighter's main goal was not to fight for the "absolute" title, but to insult him.
"This time my experience in the UK was strange. I was expecting a great fight. But instead, my opponent wasn't going to fight me, he just wanted to make fun of my appearance," Boxing Kingdom quoted Oleksandr as saying on Twitter.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on March 10, Fury delivered a tough ultimatum to Usyk's team. The Manchester-born fighter demanded 70% of the fee for the fight and also said he would add one per cent for each day until the contract was signed.
Oleksandr immediately agreed to the British conditions, making a pro-Ukrainian demand.
In response, Tyson came up with a new demand, suggesting that our compatriot exclude the rematch clause from the contract for the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion and change the distribution of the fee.
Usyk could not stand such humiliation and refused to indulge Tyson's whims. After that, Fury went berserk, posting a minute-long video containing continuous swearing.
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