Oleksandr Usyk says ‘the clock is ticking’ for agreeing to undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury
Oleksandr Usyk tweeted that “the clock is ticking” for Tyson Fury to agree to an undisputed world heavyweight title fight between the two.
The target date for the match is April 29, and Usyk’s team affirms that the agreed terms are only valid for that day’s match.
On Saturday night, Usyk posted the following on Twitter.
“The ball is now on #Greedybelly’s side. We did everything in our power to make it happen.”
On Tuesday night, Fury appeared in an Instagram video to confirm that there had been a fight, saying April 29 was “definitely a worker,” while Usyk’s promoter Alexander Kraszyk said: sky sports news, expressed dissatisfaction with the delay in confirming the match.
Kraszyuk said he would be “surprised” if the bout took place in April, and claimed the British star was “pretending” to train.
“We’ve been negotiating for months,” he said. “We’ve gone through all the small problems, the big problems, the big problems.
“I mean, it’s all already done. It was actually done a few weeks ago. But what was pending was Tyson’s consent and it’s still pending. He said he was ready. He insists and pretends to be training.
“It doesn’t seem convincing, but it is nonetheless.”
In a video posted to his Instagram on Tuesday night, Fury said, “Guys, it’s been as much fun as it’s been terrorizing Usyk and his team the last few days. Knuckles to training camp tomorrow. I’m going down and I’m blacking out on social media as usual.
“Nav (Salimian) runs my Instagram account to keep you up to date on my training progress and everything.
“April 29th definitely workers, see you at night.
This is the biggest event in British boxing history, the fight of the century.
“Two undefeated World Heavyweight Champions will battle it out to see who is the best in this division: the undisputed World Heavyweight Championship is just around the corner.
“Rest in peace, good training Usik. May the best man win.”