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Oleksandr Usyk's promoter doubts Fury fight will happen in April

Oleksandr Usyk's promoter doubts Fury fight will happen in April

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's fight is unlikely to take place on April 29.

The Ukrainian fighter's promoter Alexander Krassyuk doubts that the heavyweight unification contest will be held on the scheduled date as Fury and his team are not making any preparations for the bout.

Krassyuk told iD Boxing: "We were expecting the fight to take place in Saudi in March, late February. It didn’t take place, so it was rescheduled for April 29.

"It doesn’t look likely that we [are] gonna have a fight on April 29th, that’s my anticipation. The term is too short. Did you see any post of Tyson and his team somewhere on social media, training, doing their jobs? I think they’re not in training camp, which means they took the decision not to fight, which is why we don’t need to think really positively. We have to be realistic."

Fury and Usyk's camps are divided over the financial split and Krassyuk has claimed that the WBC world champion is too greedy.

He said: "Normally when a fighter doesn’t want a fight, he asks for something impossible. And then it’s not happening. That’s according to my experience — I’ve been in boxing almost 20 years.

"If you’re confident in fighting Usyk — not Usyk, the 'middleweight rabbit'—then just take the fight. A 60/40 split and the winner takes the bigger share.

"I think even if you offered him 90/10 he would turn it down. Maybe he wants to buy a soccer club, so he’s looking for money."

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