10 Feb

Krasyuk talks about Usyk's purse for Fury fight

Promoter Oleksandr Krassyuk, representing Ukrainian super heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) in WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF, revealed the purse his client will receive for the bout against WBC super heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs):

Is this the biggest contract for Usyk in his entire career?

(nods – yes). As it should be. In a fight for the title of undisputed world champion in the super heavyweight division against an undefeated champion. That's how it should be. It's a lot of money.

Let's draw an analogy. In Moscow, when Klitschko defeated Povetkin, he had a purse there, if I'm not mistaken, of 17 million. Is this amount more?

This amount is much more now. There are no tickets; there's nowhere to get them. I entered the third queue; I bought two tickets in platinum; I couldn't even get diamond. Now you go to ticket resellers' websites – 200 thousand hryvnias for a ticket, 300 thousand. Excuse me, ringside – a million hryvnias for a ticket, – said Krasyuk to SportArena.

Earlier, Krasyuk mentioned that Usyk will definitely be boxing on May 18, even if Fury bows out again.