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Saudi's ready to offer crazy money as compared to other locations for Fury Usyk fight says Bob Arum


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury "makes his own decisions" regarding his career, according to Top Rank president Todd DuBoef.b


Top Rank and Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions jointly promote Fury.


The "Gypsy King" last competed in December, when he beat Derek Chisora by stoppage in the final round of their trilogy.


Oleksandr Usyk, the undisputed champion of the WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO, and Tyson Fury were in serious negotiations to fight each other in the first quarter of this year.


The two boxers were able to come to terms on a financial arrangement for the first fight, but they were unable to do so for the rematch. Usyk sought a 70-30 split in his favour for the rematch, but he was willing to do a 70-30 split in Fury's favour for the first fight. In the rematch, Fury sought a 50-50 split.


Although Fury would want to compete in the summer, his next appearance is uncertain.


The CEO of Top Rank, Bob Arum, thinks there's still a chance for the Fury-Usyk match.


Investors in the Middle East reportedly have a high price in mind for the rights to that showdown.


There has been a lot of chatter over the past several weeks about how keen these investors are on hosting a doubleheader event that pits Tyson Fury against Usyk and Anthony Joshua against Deontay Wilder, with the victors going on to face each other later.


Arum doesn't know if any of that will come to pass.


"Talks aren't progressed, but there's time for those talks to happen," Arum said, per BoxingNews+. "I hope, particularly since they're throwing out all this money, that this doubleheader does take place, but I have no idea at all whether it's realistic. No idea.


"Again, the money that allegedly the Saudis would put up for that fight far exceeds the money that the fight is going to earn any place else in the world. Whether it happens, that they put it up and the fight takes place, or they don't put it up and the fighters have to maximize revenue, that will determine where that fight goes.


"I'm not optimistic, I'm not pessimistic. It's a crazy question. It's out of my hands, you understand? I don't have the money the Saudis have so I can't talk about the willingness of someone in a country to put up the money that's being talked about. So what do I know? I'm not going to be optimistic or a pessimist."

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