"Usyk should treat it objectively": Russian promoter speaks derogatorily of Ukrainian over fight with Fury
Russian promoter Vladimir Khryunov believes that the statement by the team of Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) about the cancellation of the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion with British Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) is a bluff. The former representative of Alexander Povetkin expressed confidence that the fight between our compatriot and the Gypsy King will take place sooner or later.
Khryunov said this in a commentary to Championship.com. At the same time in his statements the Russian emphasized that it was the Ukrainian side that made the decision to end the negotiations. He noted that Usik allegedly is not interested in any of the sponsors.
"I think the fight between Usyk and Fury will take place because Usyk should treat it objectively: he won't earn as much money as he did for the fight with Tyson Fury anywhere else. For all his merits as a boxer, Usyk is hardly for sale on his own in today's realities. The talks of Usyk's team about cancelling the fight are just a bargaining technique. Sooner or later, the fight will take place," Khryunov said.
Earlier, the World Boxing Association (WBA) issued an ultimatum to Usyk and Fury and named the British Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) as a mandatory contender for the Ukrainian's championship belt. Our compatriot decided to leave his training camp after the news of the cancellation of the fight with Tyson.
Prior to that, the Ukrainian's manager, Egis Klimas, had spoken harshly about Fury because he was dragging out negotiations. Oleksandr himself also made a statement about the fight, noting that the ball is now on Tyson's side. For his part, the British coach Sugar Hill Stewart spoke about his ward's plan for the fight.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, promoter of Usyk Oleksandr Krasiuk revealed details of negotiations with Tyson Fury and the reason for the cancellation of the historic superfight. And boxing fans smashed the Gypsy King online.
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