It became known what Tyson Fury really needed from Usyk

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk failed to agree on a fight

Vladislav Eliseev, the general manager of the Ukrainian promotion Top Boxing Generation, is convinced that there is no question of any legacy or greatness in Tyson Fury's (33-0-1, 24 KOs) fights. According to the expert, the only goal that the Briton pursued when agreeing to fight Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) was to make money.

Eliseev believes that for Fury, the fear of not earning big money is greater than the fear of losing.

"He did everything he could to make Usyk's team refuse the fight. Fury doesn't need a legacy in boxing, he doesn't need greatness - he needs money. People understand perfectly well that the problem is not Usyk, Oleksandr is a man who wanted this fight 300 per cent," Ukrinform quoted Eliseev as saying.


The Ukrainian general manager suggested that this situation could have a positive impact on the re-negotiations between Tyson and Oleksandr.

"I think that now Fury has lost a lot of fans and, accordingly, he will lose money, so maybe he will realise that he needs a fight against Usyk. I think that this fight may take place later, but again, it all depends on Tyson," said Eliseev.


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 remove the rematch clause from the contract for the fight for the world heavyweight title and change the distribution of the fee.

Usyk could not stand such humiliation and refused to indulge Tyson's whims, cancelling the fight. After that, Fury went on a rampage, posting a minute-long video containing continuous swearing.

Later, Sasha announced the fantastic amount of money Fury wanted to earn for the fight on April 29.


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