Promoter Bob Arum reacted to Alex Krassyuk's comments regarding the organization of the fight of WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) with WBC title holder Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) .
"I like Alex Krassyuk, he is a good man from Ukraine. I love Ukraine, but he should shut up and stop negotiating through the press. I don’t want to talk about this fight with journalists. Negotiations must take place behind the scenes. Usyk’s people are professionals. I know Egis Klimas. I have many men on my contract that he manages. He is a great man, very intelligent. There’s a good chance we’ll all get along, so there’s no need to put it out in the press. Any statement can disrupt negotiations, so you need to be guided by common sense. Let everyone stay behind the scenes. I’m sure we’ll get everyone together and declare a fight as soon as possible, but Krassyuk started negotiating through reporters. However, I am very optimistic, because I know these people. I’m sure we can fight this,” said Arum.