Tyson Fury has offered Oleksandr Usyk a 70-30% split in his favour, as negotiations drag on for their undisputed heavyweight world title fight.
Fury and Usyk remain locked in talks to crown the first four-belt heavyweight holder, however they appear to have stalled over recent days, with Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren calling for a decision by the end of this week.
Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk claimed earlier this week that the WBC champion had rejected a purse split which would have seen the winner take home 60% of the overall pot.
‘The Gypsy King’ broke his silence during an Instagram video released Friday insisting he is willing to give the Ukrainian WBA ‘super’, WBO and IBF titlist, 30%.
“I see all this talk of boxing fights,” Fury said.
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“They want 50%. Usyk and all this, Tyson’s being greedy. Where I’m standing – Usyk, you and your team are worth 30%. You either take it or your leave it. And if you don’t want it, go and fight Daniel Dubois at the Copper Box and get a few million dollars.
“You want to make some real money? Come and fight the Gypsy King.”
The 34-year-old was confronted by his rival at ringside after retaining his title with a 10th round stoppage over Derek Chisora in December.
Wembley Stadium seems the most likely destination on April 29 if a deal can be sealed, after Fury reportedly was unable to finalise an agreement with backers in Saudi Arabia.
The two-time heavyweight world champion has told his rival to face WBA mandatory challenger, Daniel Dubois if he opts to decline the offer.
“But, I will say, for every day from today that you linger and mess around, I’m going to deduct 1% from the 30% until you take it,” he added.
“And if you don’t take it, fight Dubois for two million dollars.
“But how in the world could you ever offer me a deal? Not possible. Tick tock, tick tock. P******.”