Frank Warren, the British promoter behind WBC world champion Tyson Fury, has dismissed rumors of "secret talks" with former world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
According to Warren, Fury's team is currently channeling all their energy towards a clash with the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO titleholder, Oleksandr Usyk. This comes after reports emerged that Fury could engage in a fourth battle with Wilder at Wembley in the event of the deal with the Ukrainian boxer falling through.
While Usyk's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has expressed optimism in the swift signing of the unification fight contract, the Ukrainian side is insisting on a "50:50" distribution of income, given that Usyk holds three championship titles, and Tyson holds just one.
Fury and Usyk have set their sights on a face-to-face clash to decide the undisputed world champion on April 29, to be held at Wembley Stadium in London. Fury's promoters have called on the Ukrainian fighter to agree to the London venue, as the stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, cannot be completed before the fight date.