WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) told what fantastic financial demands were put forward by WBC belt holder Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs).
“He spoke for some huge millions, that he is a king, he is expensive and all that. I’m not sure that I can say the amounts that he said, but I think it’s more than 100 million. He said: “I’m Tyson Fury, I’m the king, I should get a lot.”
I wrote to him that the greatness of a fighter is not measured by money, millions or tens of millions. The greatness of a fighter is his fights, this is his way. And the fact that you earned 100 million … In a year someone will earn 200 million, and everyone will forget about your millions. But when you defeat everyone and you have an absolute, four belts, then absolutely everyone will remember this. When you score the “absolute world champion”, then the heavyweight will immediately knock out in the first place, and not how much money was earned in this fight, ”said Usyk.
The Fury-Usyk fight was supposed to take place on April 29, the Ukrainian was already preparing for the fight. According to rumors, the parties did not agree on the distribution of the fee in a possible rematch.
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