Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King reveals how much Oleksandr Usyk would have earned if their fight went ahead
Fury calls Usyk a “joker” as he agrees a 70-30 split for their fight would have been “a little generous”.
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Tyson Fury has revealed how much Oleksandr Usyk would have earned if their undisputed fight went ahead earlier this year. The Gypsy King, 34, has hit out at the Ukrainian boxer who has now agreed to fight British professional Daniel Dubois for much less.
Prior to Usyk’s team walking away from the fight, because of what they called unfair and unjust treatment, the Ukrainian had accepted 30% of the money - which Fury has revealed would have been around “13 million pounds”.
Usyk is now set to earn just $6 million in his August bout against Dubois. This revelation comes after boxing presenter Dev Sahni posted some match earning statistics to Twitter. He also decided that “a 70-30 split of a pot for a fight in the U.K. between Fury and Usyk was actually a little generous” to the Ukrainian.
Fury, in agreement with Shani, reposted the Tweet to his Instagram Story, and wrote: “Very true Dev, fact is he is a bi**h a** pu**y boy, ran from 13 million pounds & now taking 6 million dollars, joker.”
Meanwhile, The Gypsy King could fight undefeated Australian boxer Demsey McKean this August. Fury is eager to make a return to the ring after beating Derek Chisora in December 2022, and according to McKean’s manager Angelo Di Carlo, The Gypsy Kings team have been in touch over a potential fight Down Under for “some time”.