Usyk vs Fury: Tyson speaks out about $400m epic show and faces response from Ukrainian team
British boxer Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has denied rumours of an epic boxing night in Saudi Arabia with the participation of Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs), Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs), Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) and himself. The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, was met with a caustic reaction from the Ukrainian's promoter, Oleksandr Krasiuk.
On his Instagram page, Fury shared a quote from Wilder's trainer Malik Scott, who confirmed the talks about the show and his client's willingness to take part in it. "I can say that these rumours are absolute nonsense," Tyson wrote.
Krasiuk quickly reacted to Fury's words. Usyk's promoter accused the British champion of cowardice. "He's shitting his pants again!" - the Ukrainian wrote on the iFL TV page.
The day before, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn spoke about Saudi Arabia's plans to organise Usyk-Fury and Joshua-Wilder fights on the same night. According to the British, the guaranteed fees for all boxers could reach $400 million.
At the same time, he admitted that Anthony will fight Fury in December if the Saudis' plans do not come to fruition. Earlier, British journalists released information about a similar tournament in the Middle East. According to their information, the winners of the two fights will have to fight each other.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, the World Boxing Association (WBA) has obliged Oleksandr Usyk to sign a contract for a fight with the British Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs) and to defend his belt.
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