Frank Warren, the owner of Queensberry Promotions and Tyson Fury’s co-promoter, revealed what the email said with which he found out that negotiations were falling off to make the fight with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title.
The promoter narrated how the last hours of discussions were in which they tried to save the fight, which ended up collapsing.
“On Sunday, Mother’s Day in the UK, the fight was falling down and I put everyone on the phone,” Warren said in an interview with Seconds Out. “There were four lawyers (on the call), everyone involved was present.”
“At that time an agreement was reached, but there was an important point, the rematch. We did not discuss the terms of the rematch (at that time). The next day (Monday) we discussed the terms, and then I received the email that I am going to read to you, and that are the facts,” he added.
During the interview, Warren further revealed that on Monday he received an email from Usyk’s team informing them that they were out of negotiations. Warren read the entire email, which read as follows:
“Gentlemen, I hope you are doing well.
I’m not going to go into the details of blaming, or pointing fingers at anyone, but I do want to officially announce that Team Usyk is out of negotiations on the April 29 fight.
You can put your pencils down for now. We’ll talk in the future.”
The promoter further revealed that it was at that moment that he found out that the fight had finally fallen.
“There was a lot of sadness reading it. I was very sad,” Warren concluded. “That was the first time I knew they were out (of the negotiations).”