WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk has accepted the offer made by WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury earlier today, but there’s a catch.
Usyk said, “Hey greedy belly, I accept your offer – seventy/thirty split to fight on April 29th at Wembley. But you will promise to donate one million pounds to Ukraine immediately after the fight. And for every day you delay, you will pay 1% from your purse to the Ukrainian people. Deal????”
This man deserves a lot of respect.
IMO Fury doesn’t deserve 70% when the opponent is a guy with greater pedigree and holding almost all the belts, as Usyk is. Ok, as Fury says, how much Usyk might get fighting another guy? but if we look the other way around, how much he might get fighting a lesser guy? please don’t tell ne Joshua, because there will be no intrigue in that fight
I don’t disagree that the general interest level for Fury/Joshua might be limited internationally. But it would be a huge fight, and just the receipts from the UK would push it into one of the biggest 20 or so money-making fights in history. Both guys sell a lot of tickets.
You clearly understand compared to the Burocho fella !
Usyk has not fought anyone, Joshua might not even be top 10
Best response ever to a Fury demand. That’s how confident Usyk is in beating him. Your move, “Gypsy King.”
Let’s hope fury no whimp.
Fury is not going to sign. He has gone out of his way to make the fight not happen. He is delusional about his actual worth. I like that Usyk called his bluff, but again I don’t see him taking the fight.
You bring up a valid point. I agree, Fury has blown smoke many times in the past. On a side note, if the fight would go down, Fury would do his old tactics and make the fight boring. He would use his reach on the outside and then hold Usyk off the ropes or lay on him on the ropes should Usyk get within punching range.
Looking forward to OU show. Fury is indeed an excellent fighter, or at least he was, but OU is a star, he is smart and does not get intimidated.
If you think Fury is a excellent fighter then you must be either 12 years old or just some other idiot who doesn’t really watch boxing.
Fury is an excellent fighter. Period. There isn’t a heavyweight in history that he wouldn’t have a chance of beating.
you can say that about alot of the other Champs to be honest.
Sure… but if someone like Fury stepped back to the 1940s, 50s, or 60s, he’d have demolished most everyone. The bottom line is he’s an enormous dude that moves very well. He’d be a handful for anyone. It’s just a shame he hasn’t spent the time to get his fitness dialed in, but he makes himself work. Frankly, for a dude with a mediocre body, I’m amzaed at what an egine he has… he simply doesn’t fade in fights like a lot of other big fighters do.
While I agree , TF is an excellent fighter , let’s not get carried away . He is not fighting Holyfield , Lewis , calibre of boxers . He fought a less than Wladimir, but will admit you need something special to beat WK . Beating opponent Wilder is enormously overrated and wins overstated ! If he beats Uysk easily then he jumps up a few notch’s , but only then . All this great chat is not earned yet .
It’s amazing how completely confused people are about this fight. Tyson Fury is going to destroy Usyk. It won’t be close and it likely won’t go the distance.
Fury would make it boring. He would hold Usyk on the inside or lay on him once Usyk would start punching. Fury has shown this behavior in the past.
I see it going a bit like the Fury Cunningham fight. Turning it into leaning using size to smother and try to end
if Fury actually has the integrity to accept Usyks counter we will see you back here Chris after the fight and see who eats crow.
On paper yes . But it’s not happened yet . Many a fab great appearing fighter loses fight he is supposed to . When Micheal Nunn was boxing I would never think an opponent could touch him . But some like James Toney did after !
Loses a fight he is not suppose too .
No excuses for belly now…and reveals how greedy him & his people are hehehe…all the best Usyk.
Belly has whupped a lot of ass.
Most of the Ukraine fundraisers are money laundering schemes orchestrated by The Ukraine President and his bromance friend from Delaware here in the USA.
If Usyk knows how to see to it that the actual victims are benefited, and not the 2 main crooks who should be handed over to the Russian government, then cool.
If Fury agrees to this, and the money is not properly spent, then I REFUSE to pay for this fight, or even watch it for free on Youtube. FJB.
Bingo!!! there needs to be an audit for every single American dime that has gone to Ukraine. And I’ll bet You that audit never happens. Too much corruption. Too much corruption at all our expense.
Not sure with fury but a bout should come to fruition. If not think Usyk vs wilder, Usyk vs Hoye, Duboi vs Andy Ruiz. And many more,!
will see. hopefully done,,,,
Usyk is a trip and he has every right to make fun of Fury. However, a $million$ is a drop in the bucket to greedy zylenskyy and his wife who have fleeced my country for $100 billion. I’m sure NATO countries have forked over a few $billion$ as well. I’ll bet no more than 1% of any of that money has actually helped ordinary Ukrainians, but it sure is keeping the gun runners and defense contractors obscenely wealthy along with Ukrainian oligarchs and their outsider president.
And the first round went clearly to Usyk
The most honourable boxer ever, Usyk the great.
What nonsense. I’m impressed with how the elite have manipulated the sheep on Ukraine. Usyk is getting trashed plain and simple.
All Usyk has to do is go for the area around the eye and get the fight stopped in his favour. He isn’t a big puncher but he does punch often and accurately.
Fair play to Usyk, personally think he’s worth more than 30%, but him taking that split proves he wants this fight.
Fury doesn’t need that much money, but great to see him donate to Ukraine.
I’m British, like Fury and think he should win, but I hope Usyk pulls it off, he’s a very likable character.
I THINK USYK IS A BORING FIGHT IN WHICH I THINK FURY WINS ALL DAY LONG… IF USYK GETS CLOSE THEN FURY HOLDS UNTIL THE REF BREAKS THEM AND FURY HAS HIS DISTANCE AGAIN… NOW USYK AND WILDER IS THE BETTER FIGHT AND HERE’S WHY… WILDER WANTS TO KNOCK EVERYBODY OUT AND IF USYK GETS CLOSE WILDER WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT… IN THAT FIGHT THERE WILL BE A KNOCK DOWN… WILDER WANTS KNOCKOUTS CAN USYK STAND A KNOCK DOWN IS THE QUESTION?? SO THIS IS WHY I’D RATHER SEE THAT FIGHT INSTEAD.. USYK WANTS TO KEEP HIS BELTS AND WILDER YEARNS TO BE A HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AGAIN.
Turn the caps off.
This fight will similar to P. Whitaker v. J.C. Vasquez, 1995. I truly see Usyk being cagey and creating balance issues for the double jointed taller adversary. ©️Coach Hilario 2023
A 100 percent class act you are Mr. Usyk. On top of that I think you will outbox and beat fat boy!
Did Tyson Fury accept Usyk”s offer about the donation?
I’d have to imagine donating $1mm doesn’t take a big percentage of Fury’s purse. Instead of this being a 70/30 split, the donation makes it 67/30/3.
Fury will demand 90-10 now.
Give them an inch they’ll want a mile.
Fury can fight no doubt. He has proven me wrong about his abilities I realized he is very good boxer and now seems puncher..
However, I don’t like his bravado talking and making ridiculous offers that are not realistic.
I paraphrase what he said to Usyk; if you don’t accept it today, and for every day thereafter; I will deduct a percentage point away for any future contract.. WTF is that.. it means he really don’t want the fight.. Tyson thinks people are stupid and that no can see through his BS talking..
wow he really backed Fury in a corner with that one lol ok though lets get this fight going just sign Fury either you fight or retire and tuck your sack
We need more Alexanders in this world.
I hope he beats Tyson’s ass.
I see an another fury mental breakdown coming soon.
Usyk wants the fight, that’s for sure clear to see. Fury for some or other reason is making demands that makes any reasonable thinking person doubt he really wants to fight Usyk.
Usyk has not beat anyone, Joshua is not even top 10
Glad usyk wants to fight and should only get 30%
Do a winner take all
It’s all game playing both sides . Uysk is not the biggest draw. That remains AJ , Fury , Wilder. And as we know when fighters fought Mayweather they earned a bigger payday than fighting anyone else . On paper it appears equal. Uysk is fab technical boxer as is Fury . If Fury wins easily then this is his ist real claim being an actual great . Wilder was not a great fighter , or even close. Would never be champ in any top era . Neither am I sure yet even Tyson would have been anything more than a very dangerous Andrew Golata , type in era of Lewis or Holyfield .
Fury wouldn’t even donate money to a young lady having Cancer a few years ago……….he gave her a autograph boxing glove to try and sell. There’s no way possible he would donate anything to Ukraine
How is Fury going to get out of this fight now?