Tyson Fury vs. Usyk: official April 29 at Wembley

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Tyson Fury vs. Usyk: official April 29 at Wembley

The big match will finally happen, to the delight of boxing’s biggest fans. WBC champion Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) and IBF, WBA and WBO belt holder Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) will compete next April 29 at Wembley.

A match, this one, that seemed difficult to make, especially given the British champion’s exorbitant demands on the purse split. The Gipsy King had gone so far as to demand, via a video message on Instagram, 70 percent of the entire stakes, leaving only crumbs for his rival.

A proposal that he himself had defined as an ultimatum, with a provocative flavor, towards an athlete, Usyk, capable of elevating himself to world champion in two different weight categories. The Ukrainian outfielder, however, proved that he is a great man, even before he is a Mr. Boxer, as he testified in his video response, “I will accept the 30 percent you proposed to me, you greedy belly, but promise me that at the end of the match you will donate 1 million pounds to the Ukrainian people.” A statement this putting the exclamation point on an issue that was beginning to grow cloying in the eyes of noble art fans.

At last, then, we will understand after 40 years who will be the boxing champion who will unify all the belts of the queen category.

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