"Starting today..." Fury broke his silence and made a humiliating demand of Usyk. Video.
The British boxer Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has issued a tough ultimatum to the team of Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) over the fight for the world heavyweight title. The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, demanded 70% of the fee for the fight and also said that from now on he would add one percent for each day until the contract is signed.
Fury said this in a video message posted on his Instagram page. The holder of the World Boxing Council (WBC) belt spoke derogatorily about the Ukrainian champion, suggesting that he fight Daniel Dubois (18-0, 13 KOs), who is considered a likely rival of Usyk.
"I look at all this talk - they say they want 50 per cent, and Tyson is stingy... But from my point of view, Usyk, you and your team are worth 30 per cent. Either take it or fuck off, and if you don't want it, go and fight Daniel Dubois. If you want real money, come and fight the Gypsy King. But I'll tell you what: for every day, starting today, that you drag your feet and do nothing, I'll deduct one per cent from the 30, and if you don't do that, go fight Dubois for two million. Tick tock..." - Fury said.
Earlier, Tyson refused to fight the Ukrainian in Saudi Arabia. The Briton also did not accept a lucrative offer to split the fee. In addition, a computer game showed how the Usyk-Fury fight would end online. The Ukrainian hinted at a fight against the Briton on social media, after which Russians began to wish our boxer defeat.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Oleksandr Usyk assessed the fight with Fury and compared him to Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs). He also noted that the Gypsy King's physical attributes do not indicate that he is stronger. The Ukrainian parodied Tyson and called him "Big Belly", which he will beat. For his part, former champion Carl Froch called the situation around the Usyk-Fury fight a disgrace.
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