Tyson Fury claims Oleksandr Usyk clash is ‘definitely’ on for April 29 at Wembley

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Tyson Fury has claimed his undisputed heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk is ‘definitely’ going ahead on April 29 at Wembley despite the Ukrainian’s promoter casting doubt over the fight this week.

Fury has gone back and forth with Usyk on social media over the past week as they look to finalise their potential mega-fight, which will crown the first undisputed king of the division in over two decades.

Despite holding three of the four recognised heavyweight titles, Usyk was offered a questionable financial split of 30 per cent by Fury last week, but he quickly accepted those terms on the condition that his rival donates £1million to his native Ukraine.

The Gypsy King responded on Monday by calling for the rematch clause included in their fight contract to be removed, which left Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk furious.

Krassyuk accused Fury of moving the goalposts because he is ‘scared’ of his man, while expressing fears that their undisputed battle will not happen.

Tyson Fury claims Oleksandr Usyk clash is ‘definitely’ on for April 29 at Wembley

Tyson Fury claims his undisputed bout against Oleksandr Usyk is all set for April 29 at Wembley

Fury (L) and Usyk (R) have gone back and forth on social media over the past week as they look to secure their long-awaited meeting

Fury (L) and Usyk (R) have gone back and forth on social media over the past week as they look to secure their long-awaited meeting

Yet in a video message on Tuesday night, Fury revealed his training camp officially begins on Wednesday as the April 29 date at Wembley is ‘definitely a worker’.

He said in the message: ‘Hi guys, as fun as it’s been over the last few days terrorising Usyk and his team, tomorrow I’m gonna knuckle down into training camp and I’ll be doing a blackout as I always do on social media.

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‘Nav will be running my Instagram account, keeping it all updated on my training progress and how it’s all going. 

‘April 29 is definitely a worker, I will see you all on the night. Tune in, or be there or be square. This is the biggest fight in British boxing history, the fight of the century. Two undefeated world heavyweight champions throwing down to see who is the No 1 in the division – the undisputed heavyweight championship on the line.

‘Peace out, good training to Usyk… let the best man win.’ 

After Usyk accepted his 70-30 financial split, Fury threw another curveball into the equation by demanding that they head into the undisputed fight without the safety net of a rematch clause.

He said: ‘I’ve been speaking to the lawyers today and Usyk’s people are talking about rematch clauses and all the b****cks.

‘Here’s one to up the ante, how about there is no f***ing rematch clause for both of us, let’s up the ante completely.

‘Never worry about what’s in the future and how many dollars you can get after you’ve been defeated.

Fury provided a number of obstacles for Usyk and his team to overcome in negotiations, such as calling for a rematch clause to be removed from the contract

Fury provided a number of obstacles for Usyk and his team to overcome in negotiations, such as calling for a rematch clause to be removed from the contract

Usyk accepted a questionable 30 per cent split of the finances on the condition that Fury donates £1million to his native Ukraine

Usyk accepted a questionable 30 per cent split of the finances on the condition that Fury donates £1million to his native Ukraine

But Alexander Krassyuk (L) claimed the Gypsy King is too 'scared' to fight his man next

But Alexander Krassyuk (L) claimed the Gypsy King is too ‘scared’ to fight his man next

‘Worry about the fight, April 29, no rematch clause, the winner takes the glory, the loser goes home with his d*** in his hand.

‘How about that? Agree to that you f***ing b****.’

Fury’s latest request came as a major frustration to Usyk, who hit back at the WBC champion by telling him to stop playing ‘stupid games’ and get the fight over the line. 

During an appearance on talkSPORT, Krassyuk also pointed the finger firmly at Fury for the delay in negotiations, while also claiming it was his team who first inserted a release clause into the contract.

‘As Usyk said, the greedy belly (Fury) is still hoping to find a way to pull out. We knew before and know it now,’ he said.

‘As soon as Usyk accepts a no rematch clause there will still be searching for another thing to find and pull out the fight.

‘I tell you why. He bluffed and Usyk called his bluff. This is 100 per cent. He didn’t expect Usyk to accept 70/30.

‘It’s all about nothing. He’s not prepared and scared to fight. He will try to find a way to avoid Usyk for as long as possible. We don’t trust him, we don’t believe him. 

‘I don’t believe anyone will fight. Even if you accept this now, he will still try to find a way out.’

If the April 29 date is confirmed as Fury claims, boxing can finally look forward to crowning its first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

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Usyk previously reigned supreme down at cruiserweight before moving up to heavyweight and beating unified champion Anthony Joshua over 12 rounds.

He repeated the feat in his rematch with Joshua last year, but Fury will provide the toughest test of his glittering career.

The latter is universally recognised as the world’s leading heavyweight, having claimed two stunning knockout wins over Deontay Wilder while also seeing off the likes of Dillian Whyte and Wladimir Klitschko over the years.

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