Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk ‘heading to Wembley in April’ in huge boost to British boxing fans

TYSON FURY’s historic showdown with Oleksandr Usyk is reportedly “heading to” Wembley.

Negotiations over the undisputed heavyweight title fight – the first in nearly 24 years – resumed after Fury’s lopsided beatdown of Derek Chisora last December.

The oil-rich King of Saudi Arabia was expected to land the mouthwatering duel – which is set to take place in April.

But according to ESPN, the eagerly-anticipated clash of undefeated heavyweights could take place under the famous Wembley arch.

Reporter Mike Coppinger said: “This fight was headed to Saudi Arabia.

“Now it could be headed to England, which means less money in the pot for everybody.

“And Tyson Fury wants a lot of money to fight Usyk regardless of what he said in the past that it wasn’t about money, that he’d fight for free, but this is prizefighting, after all.

“They have to figure this out, and it’s looking like it’s heading to Wembley Stadium in London in late April, which is a better site for the fight.

“You can get 90,000 to 100,000 packed in there.

“Tyson Fury is a huge star, but they’ve got to figure this money problem right now.

“They’ve gone to the Usyk side to get some money from there, and it’s not worked out, of course.”

Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum revealed last week Wembley was the preferred venue for the bout.

The Top Rank chief told Sky Sports: “It depends [on] what the deals are and so forth.

“There are a number of us that would prefer the fight to be in Wembley, but again it depends on the money.

“The fighters have a very short limit of their careers and they have to make whatever money.

“Particularly large amounts of money, because in a few years it’s not going to be available.

“I just think it’s going to be a tremendous fight.”

WBC king Fury has been left frustrated by the delay in finalising the career-defining fight, telling Sky Sports: “I’ve been training and we’re just waiting on an announcement.

“I’m in limbo like the rest of the world.

“I’m not interested in who, what, where or when. I just want to fight and that’s it.”

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk ‘heading to Wembley in April’ in huge boost to British boxing fans | The Sun

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