Tyson Fury challenged Oleksandr Usyk to forego any rematch clause sooner than their proposed blockbuster bout in April – sooner than Usyk insisted the clause modified into once coming from Fury’s aspect and that he does now not desire to play the Briton’s “lifeless video games”.
The World Boxing Association confirmed on Friday evening that an “settlement” had been reached for a struggle between the undefeated pair, who relief the heavyweight division’s four titles between them.
WBC champion Fury addressed WBA, WBO and IBF champion Usyk in a video posted on Twitter, asserting: “I have been speaking to the lawyers and Usyk’s of us were speaking about rematch clauses.
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“Here’s one to up the ante – how about there’s no such thing as a rematch clause for every of us? Let’s up the ante fully.
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“Never apprehension about what’s within the slay or what number of more bucks you would possibly want to perhaps well presumably find after you would possibly want to been defeated. Concern about the struggle.
“No rematch clause. Winner takes the glory, the loser goes house. How about that? Conform to that.”
Usyk spoke back by releasing a video of his have, whereby he said: “Grasping Belly [Fury]. Very great, the clause comes from your aspect, now not mine. Cease whining and ducking.
“Be a person. Ink the contract or vacate the belt. I want undisputed – and now not to play your lifeless video games.”
Talking ultimate week, Usyk said a struggle with Fury modified into once “crucial for every of us” and that it must be made.
“All four belts have not been held by one person, so each of us want this struggle,” Usyk said, stating it has been twenty years for the explanation that heavyweight division had an undisputed champion.
“I’m now not petrified of Tyson Fury. His will likely be like every diversified struggle. Or now not it is compatible a gigantic man who has never lost sooner than against a one that has the WBC belt.
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“Truly or now not it is that you would possibly want to perhaps well presumably imagine to find carried away however actually right here is a now not new struggle for the particular to acquire the total belts.
“If an particular person is larger than me, it doesn’t suggest they’re stronger than me. If they’ve longer palms, it doesn’t suggest that this could occasionally be an support.
“I have been boxing since I modified into once 15-years-used. They saved telling me that I need to now not be boxing. They told me that I would now not turn into an Olympic champion or a world champion and that I don’t enjoy switched to the heavyweight division.
“Nonetheless these had been opinions from of us that could well presumably now not attain it themselves. Individually, I relief praying and transfer forward. I fabricate now not apprehension about whether or now not I may attain my vacation situation.
“Or now not it is like a samurai. He doesn’t enjoy an aim, he has his route. I enjoy my route too.”