Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC heavyweight champion, has declared his departure from social media as he readies himself for a highly anticipated unification bout against the current holder of WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO titles, Oleksandr Usyk, during his training camp.
"As much fun as it was to terrorize Usyk and his team the last few days, I'm going to training camp and, as usual, I'm going to have a social media blackout. Nav Salimian will be managing my Instagram account, keeping you updated on my training and how things are going."
"April 29th is definitely the working date, see you that night. It is the biggest event in the history of British boxing, the fight of the century. Two undefeated World Heavyweight Champions go head-to-head to see who will become number one in the division. At stake is the absolute heavyweight championship title. Peace to you, good training Usyk, may the strongest win," said Fury.
Recall that Usyk agreed to split the fee 70/30 with Fury, on the condition that the British fighter donates one million pounds to Ukraine immediately following the highly anticipated bout, which is set to take place on April 29th at Wembley Stadium, in a bid to become the absolute world champion.
In addition, it was reported that Fury recommended Usyk refrain from including a rematch clause in the unification fight contract. Despite this, Usyk has urged Fury to sign the agreement in its original form, pointing out that it was the Briton's team that initially offered the possibility of a rematch. Meanwhile, promoter Alex Krassyuk has suggested that Fury is avoiding the fight altogether.
While Fury has already commenced his training camp to prepare for the showdown, Usyk is equally committed to putting in the hard work to ensure he's ready to face his opponent come fight night.