All talk and no offer
The undisputed heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is one of the most important fights in boxing today. Things are moving slowly, though.
Afterward Fury successfully defends the WBC belt against Derek Chisora in December of last year, all eyes were on the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Usyk.
A war proposed in February quickly proved impractical, and The latest update fromFrank Warren, Fury’s UK promoter, is that April 29 will be the date.
Even so, a location – believed to be Saudi Arabia or the UK – has yet to be announced and fans are growing impatient.
When Fury spoke on Beyond Radio about the talks, he started with a bleak update.
“Negotiations over the war with Usyk are still ongoing. All talk and no deliverance.”
The ‘Gypsy King’ went on to say that he hasn’t updated the reports and updates, claiming that he doesn’t check social media or communicate with promoters due to fear of causing health problems. mental health.
“I haven’t actually been on social media since last October. I deleted the apps and won’t come back. I like my battery life too much.
“I think (for) all the information you need to know about Usyk or any other boxing match, you have to talk to the promoters. I made a vow not to participate anymore because either it makes me nervous, or it makes me worried and depressed.”
“It has to be a commendable thing, to get a big fight you should feel good about it. But with all the back-and-forth… it goes on and on, and for someone with serious mental health issues, I don’t think I should be getting into this back and forth.”
If he wasn’t sure what was going on with the fight, he had no doubt about the outcome. Fury ended the interview with his signature confidence.
“I don’t know anything about it right now. We shall see. But until today, I have not even received an offer from anyone, to fight. I was undefeated for 14 years. I can beat any man, no doubt about that. They certainly can’t beat me in the boxing ring.”
Fans will be hoping that this reverse update will spur promoters to offer something more aggressive.