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Usyk's team wants a 50-50 split if the date of the fight changes


IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk has sternly warned WBC king Tyson Fury.


The scheduled fight between the two undefeated champions is set for April 29 at Wembley Stadium, but Usyk's representatives are unsure of Fury's motivation to hold the event.


It was revealed last Friday that Usyk had agreed to a 70–30 financial split in Fury's advantage.


"The negotiations now go live on Instagram, so we see both fighters exchanging messages," Krassyuk told Sky Sports News. "We are expecting to get some basic agreement with the terms and things like that but it's still pending. We've been negotiating for so many months. We went through all the small issues, bigger issues, large issues whatever.


"So it's all done already. It's been done actually several weeks ago. But the one thing that was pending was Tyson's consent, which is still pending. Though he claims he's ready and pretends he's training.


If Fury is unable or unwilling to proceed with the fight on the scheduled date, Usyk's willingness to accept a 70-30 split is jeopardized and may no longer be guaranteed.


"We never mention anything like June or August, it's never been under discussion. Usyk was very clear in his message. April 29 I accept 70/30 [for the purse split]," Krassyuk explained.


"Egis Klimas [Usyk's manager] yesterday came out on Twitter saying that if it moves just for one day then it's going to be 50/50 again.


"I'm not really confident that this fight is going to happen on April 29, I will be surprised if it takes place, but if it takes place I will be really happy. Because this is the biggest thing Usyk wants, the baddest thing he wants in his life, to unify all the belts in the heavyweight division, the second division in his career."



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