"These huge amounts of money": Fury accuses Usyk of greed
British boxer Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) has once again accused Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) of disrupting the fight for the world heavyweight title, which was scheduled for April 29 this year. According to the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, our compatriot allegedly put his financial interests ahead of his sporting ones.
Fury said this during a press conference in Tenerife, the recording of which was published by Boxing Social on its YouTube channel. Tyson added that Usyk was very interested in Saudi Arabia's initiative to organise a super show featuring four top heavyweights.
"There are a lot of things going on around Saudi Arabia, and everyone is talking about these huge amounts of money. I just think that the temptation to make 100 or 75 million in the future rather than do it now got the better of Usyk. But the fight has to take place this year," Fury said.
Recall that in December, Saudi Arabia intends to organise the fights Usyk - Fury and Anthony Joshua (25-3, 22 KOs) - Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) on the same night. The media published the boxers' fees for the grand show. The total amount will be at least $250 million. At the same time, Anthony has already confirmed his fight against Deontay.
For his part, Skill Challenge Entertainment promoter Amir Abdallah confirmed that the organisers in Saudi Arabia already have a date for Usyk's fight with Fury and Joshua's fight with Wilder. He also announced the threat of disqualification of participants in the upcoming tournament.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Oleksandr Usyk expressed confidence that his fight with Tyson Fury would definitely take place. For his part, the Gypsy King confirmed these words of the Ukrainian.
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