Alexander Krassyuk, promoter of Oleksandr Usyk, revealed on Wednesday that discussions for the highly awaited heavyweight championship unification bout between Tyson Fury and Usyk had collapsed. Fans across the globe who were anxiously expecting the battle were disappointed to hear the news.
According to Krassyuk, a breakdown in negotiations between the two parties led to the postponement of the match. According to reports, the two parties had previously agreed on a 70-30 split in favour of Fury prior to the collapse of talks. Further parameters of the battle have not yet been determined, resulting in its cancellation.
As a consequence of the postponement, Usyk, the current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO champion, will now defend his championships against Daniel Dubois, the mandatory WBA challenger from the United Kingdom. 15 of Dubois’ 16 victories in his professional career have been through knockout. He is a rising star in the heavyweight class and will provide Usyk with a formidable task.
Being one of the most anticipated bouts in recent years, the cancellation of the Fury vs. Usyk battle is a significant disappointment for boxing fans. Fury, who presently owns the WBC belt, was scheduled to face Usyk, who has the other major heavyweight championships, for the undisputed championship. The bout was anticipated to be a classic clash between two of the finest fighters in the world, with each man bringing distinct styles and talents to the ring.
Although the postponement of the bout is obviously a blow for both Fury and Usyk, it presents Dubois with a chance to establish his mark in the sport. The young British boxer has shown remarkable potential so far in his career and will want to seize this chance to become world champion.
No immediate response has been made by Fury’s camp about the cancellation of the fight. But, he will certainly be sad at losing out on the opportunity to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion. Fury had long been regarded as one of the finest fighters in the world, and he eagerly anticipated confronting Usyk in the ring.
The cancellation of the Fury vs. Usyk match is a significant setback for boxing fans worldwide. Yet, given the sport’s reputation for unpredictability, there will undoubtedly be further fascinating games in the future. Fans will have to wait and watch how Usyk does against Dubois and if Fury will have another opportunity to become the undisputed world champion.