Tyson Fury sends Oleksandr Usyk 'take-it-or-leave it' ultimatum on Instagram as undisputed fight hangs in balance | The Sun
TYSON FURY has spoken out online to give Oleksandr Usyk a "take-it-or-leave it" ultimatum with their undisputed fight hanging in the balance.
The pair of unbeaten champions have failed to come to terms for the heavyweight division's first four-belt unification bout.
Now Fury has laid out his demands of a 70/30 financial split and warned Usyk the clock is ticking to accept his deal.
He said on Instagram: "I see all this talk of boxing fights, they want 50 per cent, Usyk and all this, 'Tyson's being greedy.'
"Where I'm standing, Usyk and your team are worth 30 per cent. You either take it or you 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 a fight the Gypsy King. But I will say, for every day from today that you linger and mess around, I'm going to deduct one per cent from the 30 per cent."
Fury, 34, and Usyk, 36, looked set for mega-money in the Middle East until Saudi Arabian hosts had to pull out of the deal.
It left Wembley on April 29 as the new frontrunner with a heavily decreased prize pot to offer the fighters.
A row over purse splits then ensued as Usyk argued, with three belts on offer, he is deserving of 50/50.
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But Fury's side have maintained he is the bigger attraction, with over 150,000 tickets sold in UK stadiums last year.
Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk spoke out to say Fury declined a deal of 60/40 to the winner, leaving them faced with fighting WBA mandatory Daniel Dubois.
The Gypsy King laughed off Krassyuk's claim and insisted he calls the shots with the clock now ticking.
He said: "So everyday I'm going to deduct one per cent until you take it and if you don't take it, fight Dubois for $2million, not a problem.
"But how in the world could yous ever offer me a deal? Not possible. Tick tock, tick tock. P****."
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