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Report: Boxing champs Fury and Usyk reached agreement for historic title fight



Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

Champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Photo via USA Today Sport and Instagram (@usykaa)

Heavyweight boxing world champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have reportedly reached a deal on a highly anticipated title unification bout, according to WBA President Jesus Mendoza. Fight Freaks Unite first reported the news.

“It seems Usyk versus Fury will happen,” Mendoza said. “There is an agreement between Usyk and Fury. They will provide a contract and dates.”

“They are basically saying an agreement has been reached. let’s work on the contracts.”

According to the WBA President, the parties reached a breakthrough as the Ukrainian was willing to accept 30 percent of the revenue as Fury demanded.

On Saturday, Usyk posted a video on Instagram where he accepted a 70/30 deal if Fury promised to donate money to Ukraine after the bout.

“I accept your offer seventy/thirty split to fight on April 29th at Wembley. But you will promise to donate 1 mln pounds to Ukraine immediately after the fight.” Usyk wrote.


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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk caan write history

If the two boxing superstars finalize the contracts for the highly anticipated bout, the winner will write history as the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era, as Oleksandr Usyk currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO titles while Tyson Fury is the reigning WBC champ.

Usyk is widely regarded as one of the greatest Ukrainian boxers of all time and held multiple world championships in two weight classes. He holds a flawless professional record of 20-0.

Fury previously held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring magazine titles after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He holds a professional boxing record of 33-0-1.

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