Oleksandr Usyk accepts Tyson Fury's 70-30 ultimatum - with Ukraine donation condition
Boxing fans hail Oleksandr Usyk as a "true warrior" and "proper fighting man' for accepting Tyson Fury's terms in a highly anticipated heavyweight clash.
The two fighters are currently in negotiations for a historic showdown that could determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Initially, the fight promoters had planned to host the highly anticipated bout between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury in the Middle East, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the fight's venue was relocated to the UK. However, this change of location meant that the available funds for the fight were considerably reduced, and as a result, Fury's team argued for a renegotiation of the purse split in his favor, given his status as a larger draw in his home country.
As reported by Usyk's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, Fury had initially rejected an offer of 60/40 to the winner. However, Fury subsequently demanded a 70/30 split in his favor on social media, stating that Usyk could either "take it or leave it."
In a surprising move, Usyk agreed to these terms but under the condition that Fury agreed to donate £1 million to support the people of Ukraine in their ongoing conflict against Russian invasion. This decision was met with widespread admiration, with many applauding Usyk for his willingness to fight in Fury's "backyard," despite giving away all possible physical advantages and accepting a financially unfavorable split.
talkSPORT's Adam Catterall took to Twitter to express his admiration, describing Usyk as a "proper fighting man" who had accepted a "ridiculous financial split" to fight an undefeated champion who is equally technically skilled.
Fury and Usyk went back and forth on social media and now the WBA have confirmed that the fight is agreed
Adam Catterall, a talkSPORT commentator, expressed his excitement about the Usyk-Fury bout, stating that Usyk had accepted the terms and conditions of the fight proposed by Fury. Catterall anticipates that the fight will be officially confirmed in the next 24 hours, with Wembley Stadium being the likely venue.
Catterall challenged the notion of any possible excuses, saying that if the fight doesn't happen now, it will be on Fury. He then expressed his enthusiasm for the anticipated showdown, saying that fans will be "rocking and rolling" on April 29.
In another interview with talkSPORT's Fight Night, Fury's promoter confirmed that everyone involved is working diligently to finalize the details and get the fight over the line.
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