Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is the fight we all want to see and it appears the stage is set for the era-defining title clash.
The Gypsy King has been locked in negotiations with his Ukrainian rival for several weeks.
Usyk and Fury came face-to-face after the Gypsy King dispatched Derek Chisora late last year
Fury is the defending WBC heavyweight champion, while Usyk holds the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
All that gold will be on the line if the superstar heavyweights meet as they look to become the unified champion of the world.
Talks have been toing and froing for a long time and the fight has been in danger of falling through several times.
But it appears confirmation is close and fans can get ready for one of the biggest fights in modern boxing history.
Fury vs Usyk: Date and location
This 12-round heavyweight title fight is set to go ahead on Saturday, April 29.
It is expected to be held at Wembley Stadium, the scene of Fury’s win over Dillian Whyte last April.
Confirmation over the date, time and location should come soon.
Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, told talkSPORT: “It’s on. Subject to the contracts being sorted out, everyone is on the same page. We just have to keep moving it along and I’m sure it will happens.”
When asked if it would still be going ahead on April 29, Warren said: “That would be the date for the fight. At one stage I wasn’t sure if Tyson would be fit for it, but he’s okay.
“The bottom line is they have both come out and said what they want to do and obviously we have to get the contracts signed. Everybody is working on that to get everything finalised.”
Fury barely broke sweat against Chisora but Usyk will be an extreme test
Fury vs Usyk: How to follow
talkSPORT.com will have full coverage of the fight and you can read all the latest new surrounding it here.
BT Sport Box Office are likely to broadcast the event in the UK.
Fury signed a multi-fight deal with BT in 2019 and they had the exclusive rights to Fury’s clash with Chisora in December.
The pay-per-view price for that one was £26.95, so given there will be four belts on the line, this could cost punters more.
However, nothing will officially be confirmed until the deal between Fury and Usyk is finalised.
Fury vs Usyk: Undercard
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MAIN EVENT: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk – for WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC heavyweight titles
Usyk and Fury are at the top of their game, with both putting their unbeaten record in professional boxing on the line
Fury vs Usyk: What has been said?
After much debate, the World Boxing Association confirmed Fury and Usyk have agreed terms for their clash.
A statement on Twitter read: “WBA President Gilberto Mendoza received confirmation from Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury’s teams that there is an agreement to make the unification fight. They request time to work on the contracts to close the deal.”
Fury then took to social media, demanding a 70/30 split in his favour, otherwise he would walk away from the table.
Usyk called his bluff and accepted the offer, but stated Fury must donate £1million to the Ukrainian Appeal, and will have to forfeit one per cent of his purse for every day he doesn’t sign the contract.
Speaking in a video shared to his 1.8m million Instagram followers, Usyk said: “Greedy belly, I accept your offer.
“70/30 split the fight with you on April 29 at Wembley. But you will promise to donate to Ukraine immediately after the fight £1million.
“And every day of your delay you will pay one per cent of your purse to the Ukrainian people. Deal?”
Fury immediately responded to Usyk, as he delivered an X-rated response on his Instagram story.
The Gypsy King stated: “Usyk, you little s*** bag. Sign the contract, get your money, and get f***** up.
“You little s*** house. You must have saw the size of me and s*** yourself you little gappy-tooth, ugly b******d. Sign the contract.”
A lawyer for Usyk confirmed to Reuters that an agreement was struck on the basis of a 70/30 purse split in Fury’s favour.
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