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Usyk feels 'happy' that Fury fight is not happening


Oleksandr Usyk has commented on the breakdown of talks for an undisputed fight with Tyson Fury and claims he is "happy" that the historic confrontation will not take place.


To the dismay of boxing fans worldwide, it was revealed near the end of March that a four-belt unification between Fury and Usyk would not be the next fight after months of negotiations between the opposing camps.


Usyk admitted in an interview with Volodymyr Kobelkov on his YouTube channel that he was glad to have some downtime, despite appearing to bend over backwards to try to get the fight going.


“I am very happy, by the way. Even though it sounds weird, I am very happy that this fight is not happening and I am going home.”


“You’ve got to understand me, I trained for three months straight. Then I get to come back home and spend time with my children and I just enjoy myself.”


“It was supposed to happen, God tells me this was supposed to happen.”


Unbelievably, Usyk agreed to a split of 70/30 in Fury's advantage. However, disagreements over the money share in a hypothetical rematch proved to be a brick wall, and his managers called off the fight.


The WBA has mandated that the two sides begin contract discussions this month, thus the undisputed world champion now appears destined to face Daniel Dubois, the obligatory challenger.


Uncertainty surrounds WBC Champion Fury's next move, but Queensberry stablemate Joe Joyce seems to be the front-runner to engage in a summer brawl with "The Gypsy King."


The fight has also been mentioned in connection with people like Andy Ruiz Jr. and, of course, Anthony Joshua.

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