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John Fury: Usyk needs to forget about 50/50

The highly anticipated heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk appears to be on the brink of collapse, with negotiations hitting a major snag. The hopes of taking advantage of the vast money available in Saudi Arabia have reportedly vanished, as Fury's team is said to have asked for too much money.

As a result, there is talk of moving the fight to Wembley Stadium in London, but even that option seems unlikely. According to Eddie Hearn, there's no way for the Fury-Usyk fight to take place in the UK because the money isn't there for that kind of fight to make either fighter happy.

Fury's dad, John Fury, has added fuel to the fire, saying that Usyk needs to forget about a 50-50 deal and treat Tyson like the "great champion" he is. This has been interpreted by many as a message to Usyk to accept a smaller payout and to treat Fury like royalty from Buckingham Palace.

However, Usyk is the one with all the belts, while Fury's lone WBC title was won after he defeated Deontay Wilder in a fight that saw Wilder put over by a rabbit punch. Usyk is not the type of fighter to be intimidated by Fury's bluster or John Fury's messages, and he will not be treated like a second-class citizen.

Many people believe that Fury is intentionally fouling up the negotiations because he wants no part of a fight with Usyk, who is all wrong for him. Instead, they believe that Fury wants the easy money against boxing novice Francis Ngannou, who has never fought inside the squared circle.

The question of who is the A-side in this fight is a contentious one. John Fury believes that Tyson is the A-side and that Usyk is not worthy of a 50-50 split. However, others argue that Usyk is the one with all the belts and that Fury is just a one-belt champion. Regardless of who is the A-side, it's clear that both fighters are determined to get what they believe they deserve.

In the end, it remains to be seen whether the Fury-Usyk fight will take place or not. With negotiations appearing to be on their last legs, it's clear that both fighters will have to make some compromises if they want to make this fight happen. Whether they are willing to do so remains to be seen.


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