The fight to crown the heavyweight division’s undisputed champion is OFF after talks between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk broke down once again.
In news which has shocked absolutely no one, it’s yet another high-profile boxing match which failed to materialise.
Reports claimed Fury’s camp reneged on the initial agreement of a 70-30 split in their fighter’s favour and tabled a fresh set of contract demands.
Ukrainian IBF, WBO and WBA champion Usyk has temporarily left his training camp to ponder the Gypsy King’s new proposal.
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“I want a 99-1 split,” Tyson Fury told Paddy Power News.
“My dad, John, will referee the bout with complete impartiality.
“And the three-man judging panel should comprise of my brother Tommy, his missus Molly-Mae Hague and their daughter.
“If we could switch the venue from Wembley to my back yard. It’s a lot handier for me to travel to.
“These are my terms. I can’t see Oleksandr agreeing to them, unless he calls my bluff again and does agree.
“Then I guess I’ll have no other option but to fight him. Sh*t.”
As news of the fight cancellation spread, Deontay Wilder and Derek Chisora both sensationally announced their retirement from boxing.
The fighters received universal praise for sparing the boxing community the ordeal of watching yet another rematch with Fury.
In a joint statement, the pair said: “John, will you please stop ringing. No one wants to see that sh*t again. Even us and we’re paid millions.”
However, having considered Fury’s new contract demands, Usyk told Paddy Power News: “I will fight the entire Fury family with one arm tried behind my back.
“Instead of a purse, all I ask for is a bottle of Prime.”
In response to Usyk’s counterproposal, Fury said, “Prime? Ok, 98-2. Balls to that. John, get me a YouTuber to fight instead?”
*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is 110% nonsense and that’s the truth. Honest.
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