‘I’m back home, doing household chores’ – Usyk on failed unification bout with Fury

4 April, 06:49 PM
Usyk believes that he will meet Fury (Photo:Reuters)

Usyk believes that he will meet Fury (Photo:Reuters)

WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will face WBA mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois following the collapse of talks for a long-awaited heavyweight championship unification fight with Tyson Fury.

The world heavyweight title unification fight was set for April 29 at London’s Wembley Stadium before talks broke down.

"The bout collapsed due to a variety of reasons: we failed to reach an agreement as someone refuses to accept mutually beneficial terms. I believe the bout with Tyson Fury will happen but not on April 29, as was supposed,” he said in an interview with YouTube channel Kyiv Cake.

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“I did a lot of work in the training camp. I got better at swimming, running, cycling, and breath-holding. I did an incredible amount of work in three and half months. There was one more month, but everything stopped, I'm back home, doing household chores,” he said.

“I'm a religious man. I look really positively on everything happening in my life. Hence, it was needed somehow. So the Lord stops me, gives me a pause, so that I can become better.”

Furry's promoter Frank Warren said he doesn’t believe this bout will happen in near future, but he also didn't rule out that it could take place in July, so long as they pay Dubois to step aside.

"I will try to express how disappointed I am, not just for Usyk, not just for this fight not happening but for all boxing fans around the world. Because this is probably the most anticipated fight, the most awaited fight, the most wanted one, not just from the fans but from our side as well," Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk said to Sky Sport.

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