Tyson Fury warned Oleksandr Usyk will only accept 70/30 split if fight happens on April 29 or new terms will be demanded
Boxing fans have been eagerly awaiting news of a potential fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, and now it looks like the fight could be taking place on April 29.
However, Usyk’s team have warned that the fight will only happen if the split of purses is set at 70/30 in their favour.
Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, has said that if the fight does not take place on April 29, then new terms will be demanded by the Ukrainian fighter.
Krassyuk told Sky Sports: “We are ready to fight on April 29, and the only condition is 70/30 for Oleksandr Usyk.
“If the fight does not take place on April 29, then new terms will be demanded. We are ready to fight and the date is April 29.”
This news comes after Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, said that he was confident that the fight would happen in April.
Fury has been preparing for the fight since he was announced as the number one contender for Usyk’s WBO belt.
The split of purses has been a major sticking point in the negotiations, with both fighters keen to ensure that they receive a fair share of the purse.
It is yet to be seen whether Fury and Usyk can agree on the 70/30 split and make the fight happen on April 29. If they can’t come to an agreement, then it looks like Usyk’s team will be demanding new terms.