Boxing promoter Frank Warren has declared that Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight titles will be a 50/50 purse split between the two world champions.
The news was originally confirmed by talkSPORT’s Michael Benson.
This comes after Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua via split decision in the highly-anticipated rematch.
Warren has revealed that the fight between both Fury and Usyk will likely take place in the Middle East and dubs the fight “boxing’s World Cup.”
Frank Warren Confident That Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Will Be Made
Speaking to talkSPORT, Fury has informed Warren to book the fight.
“Do I think it will be made? Yes I do. Usyk’s team and the fighter said immediately after the fight he wants it,” Warren said.
“I know Tyson wants it. Myself and [US co-promoter] Bob Arum, we want it. It will just be how we make it work financially.
“There will be big demands from both boxers, and rightly so. This is a unique event. This is the biggest heavyweight title fight since Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier.
“It’s a huge fight because both are undefeated, all the belts are there to be won. A lot of people have a split opinion on who will win, which is great.
“This is boxing’s World Cup, our blue riband event. We will make it happen but where it takes place will be determined by finance.”
There have been early whispers that it may take place on December 17, a day before the World Cup final.
“I just got off the phone with Tyson and he wants this. He told me to get the fight done.
“He realises the significance of this fight, as does Usyk, they are determined where they can generate the most money,” Warren continued.
It’s fair to say that a potential fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will go down as one of the biggest fights in the history of the sport.