Hearn: Time is short and the reminder of a ticking clock is pushing people against the wall

The promoter doubts that the battle between Usyk and Fury will take place on April 29

Promoter Eddie Hearn expressed doubt that the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion between the WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk and WBC title holder Tyson Fury will take place on the scheduled date of April 29.

“I believe that everything is possible. But how much time is left there today – six weeks? And when there’s a tweet about the clock ticking, it’s never a good sign, because it pushes people to the wall. As far as I understand, contracts are passed from one side to another, and these are not the best deals.

“No one knows, everything is possible. I don’t think the fight will take place on April 29th, but I really don’t have the slightest idea.”

“Usyk – Hrgovic? If the fight with Fury doesn’t happen, then this is a fight that we would definitely make.”

Usyk previously said he had sent Fury’s side a contract with additional clauses. The Ukrainian reminded the team of the British champion that the deadline for the fight was approaching, saying that “the clock is ticking.”

In turn, the WBA has set a deadline for receiving a signed contract for a unification fight of April 1. If the contract for the fight is not provided within the specified period, the Association obliges Usyk to negotiate the title defense with challenger Daniel Dubois.

Recall that Usyk accepted Fury’s offer to split the fee 70/30 with the condition that the Briton donate one million pounds to Ukraine immediately after the fight. The fight for the title of absolute world champion is planned to be held on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.

It was also reported that Fury suggested that Usyk not include a rematch clause in the unification fight contract. The Ukrainian urged Tyson to sign the contract in its original form, since it was the British side that offered the opportunity for revenge, and promoter Alexander Krasyuk suggested that Fury was avoiding a fight with Usyk.

Fury has already opened his training camp to prepare for the fight with the Ukrainian. The Briton said that he was leaving social networks for the duration of training at the camp. Usyk is also actively preparing for the fight.

Source: Sportarena

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