Oleksandr Usyk tells Tyson Fury ‘clock is ticking’ for him to agree to contest the undisputed heavyweight title | boxing news
Oleksandr Usyk tweeted “the clock is ticking” for Tyson Fury to agree to an undisputed world heavyweight title fight between the two.
The scheduled date for the match was April 29, with Usyk’s team adamant that the terms they had agreed would only take effect for a contest on that date.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday night, Usyk posted: “The deal score has been sent to Fury’s side. The deadline has been set. The clock is ticking.
“The ball is with #Greedybelly. We’ve done everything in our power to make that happen.”
On Tuesday night, Fury appeared to confirm an ongoing fight in an Instagram video, saying April 29 was “definitely a worker,” but Usyk promoter Alexander Krassyuk said. private with Sky Sports News, expressed his disappointment with the delay in confirming the fight.
Krassyuk said he “would be surprised” if the match took place in April, while insisting the British star was “pretending” to practice.
“We’ve been negotiating for months,” he said. “We’ve been through all the little problems, bigger problems, bigger problems than anything.
“So it’s all done. It was actually done a few weeks ago. But the one thing waiting is Tyson’s consent, which is still pending. Even though he claims to have done it. Get ready and pretend to be practicing.
“It doesn’t seem convincing but it’s still the case.”
Fury, in a video posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday night, said: “Hi guys, glad the past few days have terrorized Usyk and his team, tomorrow I’m going to camp. training, and I’ll turn off the lights like I do on social media.
“Nav (Salimian) will be running my Instagram account, keeping you all updated on my training progress and how things are going.
“April 29 is definitely a worker, come back and see the whole family in the evening.
“Stay tuned, either there or normally. This is the biggest event in boxing history, the match of the century.
“Two undefeated world heavyweight champions compete to see who is number 1 in the tournament: the undisputed world heavyweight championship on the line.
“Rest assured, good training Usyk, good luck to the best man.”