Tyson Fury fight against Oleksandr Usyk in major doubt with Ukrainian set to take on mandatory world title clash instead | The Sun

OLEKSANDR USYK could turn his attention to his mandatory challenger with an undisputed fight against Tyson Fury in major doubt.

The Ukrainian accepted Fury's "greedy" offer to unify all four heavyweight belts for the first time in history on April 29 at Wembley.

The WBA had ordered Usyk, 36, to agree terms for the unification or else face mandatory Daniel Dubois, 25.

But the governing body were informed that both sides had settled on a split and wanted to press ahead with the historic title clash.

Although Usyk's manager Egis Klimas has vented his frustration with no deal yet agreed and warned they could now fight Dubos instead.

Klimas told SNAC: "If this fight is going to happen, only April 29th. Or it's just going to be cancelled, and we'll go with the mandatory."


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The boxing manager revealed Fury's US promotional team Top Rank are now involved to try and smooth over negotiations.

But Klimas claimed the current unified heavyweight and ex-undisputed cruiserweight champion is being treated unfairly.

He said: "It's changed, Top Rank got more involved in it, but not too much.

"They’re still treating Oleksandr Usyk like they did with Derek Chisora, or Dillian Whyte.

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"They act like it's just a regular Fury fight in the UK, and everything has to be by Fury's rules."

Fury, 34, spoke out to demand NO rematch clause in the contract but Usyk's side claimed his team were the ones asking for it.

Klimas said: "So what's it going to be tomorrow? You can not fight with right hand? Only one hand?

"What's going to be next? We don't know what's going to be next from this guy."

Klimas has previously maintained Usyk's acceptance of 70/30 is only valid for a fight on April 29, just six weeks away.

And any postponement will cause a renegotiation of 50/50 split between the unbeaten pair.

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