Tyson Fury’s undisputed heavyweight championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk is now set to take place at the giant 95,000-seat Wembley Stadium in London due to Saudi construction of the new stadium in Jeddah not being ready in time for the April 29 bout.
Fury promoters have already booked Wembley Stadium for April 29th. It is unclear if they knew from the start that they would take the Battle of Usyk to that location.
Hopefully, the Saudis can find another stadium to stage the fight because Osyk has already negotiated his deal with them to fight there.
If he had to cut his pay drastically to fight in England, he might not agree to the deal because he would already be a huge underdog.
The deadline for making a decision is this week. Presumably, if Usyk doesn’t sign the dotted line for the fight, Fury will be fighting a replacement opponent on April 29th.
With that said, a popular player has to be replaced because there’s little chance Fury can fight another Tournament-level opponent like the last time he fought against Derek Chisora and he expects to sell out Wembley Stadium.
Boxing fans want to see Fury fight a good opponent this time around as he has fought two Cans Tomatoes Chisora and Dillian White in his last two UK fights.
Fury blows up his opportunity to fight Anthony Joshua, and it looks like he’s about to do the same with fighting Usyk.
It’s still unclear if Usyk will agree to the deal, but if not, Team Fury will still fight on the April 29 date at Wembley but against another opponent. There is already talk about it Francis Nganu He would be an adversary to Fury, but given his popularity in the MMA world, fans of the sport would help fill Wembley Stadium in what is likely to be an exhibition match.
For Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs), that’s what he wanted to be able to fight in front of his home fans in England because he prefers to hold the fight there.
This was not what IBF/WBA/WBO champ Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) wanted as he expected to get less money than he would have if the fight took place in Saudi Arabia.
Fury is going to make excellent money, because he can use the fact that he’s the main ticket seller to get a better deal.
“Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Osyk are now scheduled to face off at Wembley as the Saudi bidders cannot confirm whether construction of Jeddah Stadium can be completed for the undisputed heavyweight title fight,” Geoff Powell told the Daily Mail.
Tyson Fury’s fight for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship heads into Wembley Stadium on April 29.
Gypsy King’s preference for venue has always been Wembley, for his British fans, although there are millions richer purses for both fighters on offer in Saudi Arabia,
“D for Decision Day is said to be this week, and Wembley was already booked by Fury’s Queensberry promoters.
“If a deal is not reached with Usyk, Fury will most likely fight there on April 29 against a designated challenger.”
If Fury doesn’t fight Usyk on April 29 at Wembley Stadium, he’ll need one of these heavyweights to help him sell the stadium:
- Andy Ruiz Jr
- Deontay Wilder
- Jared Anderson
- Daniel Dubois
Fury cannot fight Joe Joyce because he is already scheduled to fight Zhilei Zhang on April 15th. Tyson’s good friend Joseph Parker has looked terrible in his last two fights against Joyce and Jack Massey, and he’s not popular enough as a competitor to sell out to a Wembley Stadium-sized stadium.
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