14 Mar

Usyk challenges Fury to sign unification fight contract with rematch clause

Oleksandr Usyk, the current holder of WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO titles, has urged Tyson Fury, the WBC champion, to sign a unification contract that includes a rematch clause.

“Hey #greedybelly the rematch clause came from your side not mine.

Stop whining and ducking. Be a man, ink the contract or vacate the belt. I need [to be] undisputed and not to play your stupid games," the Ukrainian tweeted.

Усик показав, як починає підготовку до бою з Ф'юрі. Відео ᐉ UA-Футбол

Earlier reports have stated that Fury advised Usyk not to include a rematch clause in the unification fight contract. According to promoter Alex Krassyuk, this could be a tactic for Fury to find ways to avoid the fight altogether.

As a reminder, Usyk agreed to Fury's proposal to split the fee 70/30 with the condition that Fury donates one million pounds to Ukraine immediately after the fight. The fight to determine the absolute world champion is scheduled for April 29th at Wembley Stadium.

Both boxers have informed the WBA of their agreement, and the association has allowed time for both teams to sign the fight contract instead of obliging Usyk to defend his belt against challenger Daniel Dubois.

Fury has already begun his training camp to prepare for the fight against Usyk, who is also actively preparing for the match.