Oleksandr Usyk is not willing to play ‘stupid games’ following Tyson Fury’s latest demand in their negotiations.
It seemed a Fury vs Usyk fight had been agreed for April 29 at Wembley Stadium, but on Monday, ‘The Gypsy King’ said that he wanted the rematch clause taken out of the contract.
Fury and Usyk had seemed to be on the cusp of announcing their undisputed heavyweight clash until Fury revealed he doesn’t want a rematch clause
But Usyk has now urged him to either sign the contract or vacate his title
Usyk responded to this on Twitter, explaining the rematch clause had come from team Fury.
“Greedy belly,” Usyk said as he addressed Fury. “Rematch clause comes from your side, not mine.”
Usyk continued: “Stop whining and ducking, be a man.
“Sign the contract or vacate the belt. I need [to be the] undisputed [champion] and not to play your stupid games.”
This comes as Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, said he does not believe the fight will go ahead anymore, telling talkSPORT: “As Usyk said, the greedy belly is still hoping to find a way to pull out. We knew before and know it now.
“As soon as Usyk accepts a no rematch clause there will still be searching for another thing to find and pull out the fight.”
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Krassyuk went on to say: “Whatever we accept from Fury, it will not leave us with a fight, he will escape it anyway.
“His credibility is already shot to pieces… The man is trying to escape. I’m really sorry for Tyson fans in the UK and throughout the world.
“It’s a shame for a fighter to behave like that. It’s not about money, it’s about fear. For a big man like Tyson, it’s impossible to have so much fear.
“Usyk wants this fight badly. He cannot fight just by himself, he needs an opponent in the ring.
“His opponent is ducking him. I don’t feel this fight will happen on April 29, whatever conditions Usyk will accept.”
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