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Tyson Fury has talked about Anthony Joshua’s demands for him to step aside of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk to make way for Fury to fight the Ukrainian in a unification bout.
Fury had been keen for a heavyweight unification bout but hopes of clashing with Joshua early next year were shattered after his fellow Brit’s heavy defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in September.
His camp had proposed a deal to Joshua for him to step aside and let Fury fight Usyk. But Joshua was quick to respond to the reports, when he urged fans not to listen to ‘bulls***’ – although he didn’t deny he could make the decision.
Now Fury has revealed that Joshua’s camp asked for more money for him to step aside. He told iFL TV:
“Joshua wanted more money, £15 million wasn’t enough.
“I was told that a deal (for the Usyk fight) was really close. We were all ready to sign and do our part, but then they didn’t, they were making so many demands.
“The positive is I get to do my fight on April 23rd.
“I originally wanted to fight March 26, but here we are.”
Source – MEN