Eddie Hearn, president of Matchroom Boxing, recently revealed in an interview with YouTube channel Seconds Out that it is unlikely for the highly-anticipated showdown between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) and unified titleholder Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) to take place in Great Britain.
“Every time I speak my mind, people run over me. As a fan, I do not believe that their fight will take place in England. I think Tyson will want to get a much higher percentage of the total fee because commercially he is much more valuable than Usyk. But in terms of the overall picture and fairness, a 50-50 split is what would allow us to immediately reach an agreement."
"Fury is quite quiet lately. Of course, when we were negotiating his fight with Joshua, he was setting deadlines on social media every day. But maybe this means they're close to a deal. I haven't the slightest idea. Honestly, I don't know anything."