The undisputed heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk set for April 29 at Wembley in London has fallen through, according to the Ukrainian's manager.
'No matter how much Usyk compromised, he was pushed for more,' Egis Klimas said, reported first by Steve Kim.
There has been a long-standing war of words between the two camps, and while a date of April 29 has been discussed for a mammoth meeting, nothing had been confirmed.
Frank Warren, Fury's promoter, is hopeful that a deal can be resurrected in the next 24 hours but the likelihood is that this late disagreement could be fatal.
Last week, the Gypsy King insisted that the bout was definitely on, and that he had entered a social media blackout during training for the fight.
But the Ukrainian's manager and long-time advisor Klimas issued a firm take-it-or-leave-it declaration to Fury's team, and that if the fight does not happen, Usyk will pivot to a mandatory defense of his WBA title against Daniel Dubois.
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