Oleksandr Usyk posted a video on Friday evening claiming to have accepted Tyson Fury‘s offer of a 70-30 split in favour of the latter for a potential undisputed heavyweight showdown on April 29th.
The Ukrainian said, “Hey, greedy belly. I accept your offer, 70-30, split the fight with you on April 29th at Wembley.
“But you will promise to donate to Ukrainians immediately after the fight.”
Rumours began to circulate this week that the two teams had reached a stalemate in their negotiations for a potential fight at Wembley Stadium at the end of next month.
Saudi Arabia was initially touted as the most likely destination before attention turned to London after it became apparent temporary stadia would not be completed in time for a fight in the Middle East.
The WBA confirmed on Friday that both teams have now communicated that there ‘is an agreement to make the fight’.
As such, the WBA will extend the negotiation period before ordering Usyk to defend his title against Britain’s Daniel Dubois if the Fury fight cannot be made.
A fight between Usyk and Fury will crown boxing’s first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis over two decades ago.
Featured image: Courtesy of Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing.