Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury ‘priced himself out’ of Oleksandr Usyk fight by demanding £500m

Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury is ‘pricing himself out’ of an undisputed heavyweight fight with Oleksandr Usyk by demanding £500m to fight the Ukrainian – and insists he is ready to take his place after beating Robert Helenius returned to the ring

  • Deontay Wilder believes Tyson Fury is ‘pricing himself out’ of Oleksandr Usyk fight
  • Fury has reportedly asked for £500million to fight the Ukrainian for unification glory
  • Wilder says if Fury is asking too much, Usyk’s team should turn to him
  • The Bronze Bomber returns to the ring against Robert Helenius next month

Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury is “pricing himself out” of an undisputed heavyweight fight with Oleksandr Usyk by demanding £500m – but that he would happily take on the Ukrainian if asked.

Fury holds the WBC belt after defeating Wilder in October 2021, while Usyk is the WBA, IBF and WBO champion and recently retained them with a split decision win over Anthony Joshua.

Fury has reportedly said he wants half a billion pounds to take on Usyk, 35, and even with the huge bucks flying around in the boxing world it could be a big ask.

Deontay Wilder thinks Tyson Fury might be too expensive for a fight with Oleksandr Usyk

Deontay Wilder thinks Tyson Fury might be too expensive for a fight with Oleksandr Usyk

The Bronze Bomber said if Fury was asking too much, Usyk’s team would be happy to approach him instead as he wants to prove himself at the top of the heavyweight division.

According to talkSPORT, Wilder said: “If he overstates himself, they know where to find me. £500m definitely pays off.

“I’m here, Deontay Wilder is back. I’m here to make the division strong and exciting again. I’m here for all the smoke.

“But we’ll see what happens. Boxing is a business. It is strictly a business and you must treat it accordingly. We’ll see how business needs to be managed for this fight to happen.

Wilder has been out of the ring since being KO'd by Fury in October 2021

Wilder has not been in the ring since being KO’d by Fury in October 2021

Robert Helenius goes into his fight with Wilder after two wins over Adam Kownacki

Robert Helenius will be Wilder’s opponent in New York this October in his first fight in a year

The Bronze Bomber has not been in the ring since being KO’d by Fury last October but the 36-year-old returns next month to take on Finland’s Robert Helenius in New York.

Winning his comeback would make Wilder a contender to rival anyone he faces at the top of the heavyweight division.

Andy Ruiz Jr said he wanted to take on Wilder, according to claims made shortly after his win over Luis Ortiz over the weekend.

Usyk has no plans to fight again in 2022 but will fight again next year once he spends some quality time with his family and recovers from old injuries.

Fury, 34, plans to face another opponent later this year before eyeing a blockbuster clash with the Ukrainian in 2023.

Usyk has no plans to fight again in 2022 and is waiting until next year to return from injury struggles

Usyk has no plans to fight again in 2022 and is waiting until next year to return from injury struggles

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