Usyk and Fury agreed to fight - WBA
On Saturday night, March 11, it became known that Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) had finally agreed to fight. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza received confirmation of this from the teams of both boxers.
This was reported on the Twitter page of the World Boxing Association (WBA). "There is an agreement to hold a unification fight," the post reads.
Now both parties need time to work on contracts to close the deal.
The fight is scheduled for April 29.
Before that, Usyk accepted Fury's offer to distribute the fee for the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion in a ratio of 70% to 30% in favour of the opponent. At the same time, the Ukrainian put forward his own condition to the Briton.
As reported earlier, Tyson refused to enter the ring against the Ukrainian in Saudi Arabia. The Briton also did not accept a favourable offer to split the fee.
A computer game was used online to show how the Usyk-Fury fight would end. At that time, the Ukrainian hinted at a fight against the Briton on social media, after which Russians began to massively wish our boxer defeat.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Oleksandr Usyk praised 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. In turn, former champion Carl Froch called the situation around the Usyk-Fury fight a disgrace.
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