Oleksandr Usyk has called Tyson Fury's bluff and accepted his outrageous proposal for their undisputed battle.
Since Fury's victory over Derek Chisora in December of last year to retain his heavyweight world championship, Usyk and Fury have been in negotiations for months. The rivals had originally planned to meet in Saudi Arabia, but negotiations with the Middle Eastern nation were unsuccessful.
Wembley was scheduled to host on April 29, but Fury was frequently accused of making unreasonable demands. In a video that he released on Friday, he declared that he would agree to the battle in exchange for a payment of 70% of their estimated multi-million-pound prize.
Unexpectedly, Usyk has now agreed to the proposition provided that Fury donates £1 million to the war-torn nation of Ukraine after the battle.
Fury had earlier taken to social media to speak out for the first time about the negotiations. He said: "I see all this talk of boxing fights, they want 50 per cent, Tyson is being greedy... but from where I'm standing, Usyk, you and your team are worth 30 per cent. Either take it or you leave it and if you don't want it, go and fight Daniel Dubois at the Copper Box and get a few million dollars.
"If you want real money come and fight the Gypsy King, but what I will say, for every day from today that you linger and mess around, I'm going to deduct one per cent from the 30 per cent and if you dont' take it, fight Dubois for $2million. Tick tock, tick tock..."
If a deal cannot be reached between Fury and Usyk, the Ukrainian will be forced to fight Daniel Dubois who holds the 'regular' version of the WBA belt won by Usyk from Anthony Joshua. The organisation tweeted earlier on Friday: "The Championships Committee had ordered Usyk-Dubois but this was vacated to give priority to Usyk-Fury. The deadline expired last Friday and an extension was granted until today at 5pm. Therefore, at the end of this period, the combat between Usyk and Dubois will be ordered."