The president of the World Boxing Association (WBA), Gilberto Jesús Mendoza, has announced that the representatives of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have until the 1st of April to agree on the heavyweight unification bout.
The pioneer organization has granted the corresponding deadlines to give priority to the undisputed fight and on the other hand, has kept Usyk’s mandatory fight with Daniel Dubois on hold, which would serve as a single WBA heavyweight championship bout.
On March 10th, the initial negotiation period that the WBA had granted was expired. Before the organization’s announcement about the situation, Fury and Usyk’s teams communicated to inform them that negotiations were in motion and that the fight was going to take place.
Now, the WBA has given them this new term that expires on the first day of next month and hopes that the fight can take place, since it is a fight of high magnitude as well as one of the most anticipated.
If it does not materialize on the agreed date, the entity will call Usyk to negotiate with Dubois as stated in the internal regulations.
Last week, Fury had published a video on his Twitter where he assured that Usyk’s people are asking to place a rematch clause- to which he countered b y calling for no rematch clause.
“Hi, Tyson Fury Here. Just a quick one: I’ve been speaking to the lawyers and Usyk’s people have been talking about rematch clauses,” Fury said in the clip, “Here’s one to up the ante – how about there is no rematch clause for both of us? Let’s up the ante completely.”