Tyson Fury roars with a bold move, breaking his silence and extending a generous 70/30 purse split offer to Oleksandr Usyk for their impending showdown.
The Gypsy King has his own offer for Usyk and his team 👀💰 (via @Tyson_Fury) pic.twitter.com/zYx3BaemnI— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) March 10, 2023
Despite negotiations taking several tumultuous turns, the Gypsy King is ready to take on the undisputed heavyweight world title fight, with the fate of the much-anticipated bout hanging in the balance.
Fury is the WBC heavyweight world champion
The original blueprint of holding the Fury vs Usyk battle in Saudi Arabia for a substantial site fee was derailed by logistical hitches, dealing a significant blow to the negotiations. The organizers were forced to pivot their focus towards the UK instead, despite the significant dip in earnings.
Although April 29 at Wembley Stadium was eventually slated as the location, the exclusion of Saudi money has thrown a wrench into negotiations. With both fighters seeking to secure the most lucrative purses possible, negotiations have been complicated.
Usyk's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, remained firm on the 50/50 purse split proposal but expressed flexibility by suggesting a 60/40 split in favor of the winner. However, Fury declined the offer, and Krassyuk rejected the notion of a straight 60/40 split in Fury's favor.
Usyk is the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight world champion
In a fiery proclamation, Tyson Fury has finally spoken out, leaving no room for negotiation as he demands a 70/30 split in his favor for the upcoming bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Dismissing any notion of a 50/50 split, Fury asserted his dominance, declaring that Usyk and his team are only worth a mere 30 percent.
Fury's uncompromising ultimatum echoed with power and authority, leaving Usyk with a straightforward choice: take the deal or walk away.
With no room for negotiation, Fury taunted Usyk, suggesting he can always settle for a fight with Daniel Dubois at the Copper Box, an offer that would yield him only a fraction of the earnings.
Daniel Dubois is Usyk’s next mandatory challenger
“If you want to make some real money, come and fight the Gypsy King.
“But I will say, for every day from today that you linger and mess around, I’m going to deduct one percent from the 30 percent.
“And if you don’t take it, fight Dubois for $ 2 million. Not a problem.
“But how in the world could you ever offer me a deal? Not possible.
“Tick tock, tick tock, p***ies.”
The Gypsy King has made his stance clear, and the ball is now in Usyk's court.