Fury: “I go where the money is”
The ‘Gipsy King’ stated that money is his main concern for his undisputed heavyweight fight against Oleksandr Usyk scheduled for April.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk want to fight each other. That’s what both champions have stated over the last months, as it’s the mega bout all boxing fans are willing to see.
The Ukrainian said he’s ready to fight the British great even if there’s no money involved, in his bid to keep getting another huge accomplishment after defeating Anthony Joshua twice.
However, Tyson Fury has had a different approach in recent weeks when while negotiating a fight against The Cat, who became the main candidate to face him in the ring for heavyweight glory.
Fury has been very vocal in the last weeks about asking for a huge amount of money to make the bout happen. And Last Saturday, he made it clear again.
“I’m a prizefighter. I go where the money is. If it’s in Saudi Arabia, if it’s in Hong Kong, or if it’s in Derek’s [Chisora] back garden,” said Tyson Fury to talkSPORT Boxing.
Money beats legacy
The undefeated British fighter expressed in the past he would love to fight the Ukrainian star in London, at the Wembley Arena, in front of his fans, but now it seems the venue is the least of Fury’s headaches.
“I go for the money. That’s what I do. I go in, and get my brains beat out of me for a few quid. And it becomes obsessive, the old prize fighting game, and that’s why it’s difficult to walk away”, he admitted.
The truth is that in the beginning, Tyson said he was willing to fight Usyk no matter what, but if taking into consideration who could put more cash to make the fight possible, the Saudi Arabia businessmen are the ones who seem to be the best placed.
While a fight in Saudi Arabia wouldn’t mean any kind of advantage for any fighter, if it took place at Wembley, it would favor Fury’s chances, as thousands of British fans would be rooting for a Gipsy King win.
The London option seems even more of a chimera now after Usyk made his own deal with the Saudis to fight Fury there, so he wouldn’t accept a huge pay cut so that Tyson can fight in front of his fans in the UK even if he changed his mind.
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