Oleksandr Usyk has been given until September 1 to schedule a unification fight, or Tyson Fury will scrap his plans to come out of retirement.
The British heavyweight, who on Saturday, August 20, defeated Anthony Joshua for the second time, gave the Ukrainian boxer an ultimatum in a social media post.
He said: ‘To all these suitors out there who want to make the fight, I’m gonna give you all seven days – til September 1 – to come up with the money. If not, thank you very much it’s been a blast!’
This comes after Fury appeared on talkSPORT spelling out his demands for a potential fight.
The 34-year-old said: ‘I will come back but it has to be for obscene amount for money.
‘This isn’t Anthony Joshua – where I would have done the fight for free in England – it is some foreigner who no-one really cares about.
‘If they want me to fight this unknown quantity and give him the chance of legendary status in trying to beat me, they have to pay for it.
‘This fight is purely about money. I’m happily retired, I don’t need money I’ve got plenty of money. If they want to see the Gypy King fight then they have to pay obscene amounts of money.
‘It’s the biggest fight in the world, it needs to be the biggest pay-day in the world. Mayweather got 400 million for Pacquaio. I want 500 million for Usyk’
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