TYSON FURY could receive a lion’s share fee if his fight with Oleksandr Usyk lands at Wembley and not in Saudi Arabia.
The pair of unbeaten champions are in talks for the heavyweight division’s first four-belt unification bout.
Tyson Fury with his US promoter Bob ArumGetty Images – Getty
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And the Middle East emerged as a frontrunner to host with Saudi bosses ready to throw vast sums at the undisputed decider.
But Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum warned attention will switch to London if the lucrative deal is not tabled.
Arum told BoxingScene: “Everybody agreed that if [Saudi Arabia’s] offer comes through and it’s real, that’s how we’ll go.
“If not, we’ll do the fight at Wembley.”
And he travelled to Tottenham in December to watch Fury, 34, defend his WBC belt against Derek Chisora, 38, in ten one-sided rounds.
He filled out almost 60,000 seats, taking his ticket sales to over 150,000 in 2022 after knocking out Dillian Whyte, 34, at Wembley last April.
And Arum argues if the super-fight against Usyk is taken to England, Fury should be rewarded for his box office appeal.
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He said: “The fighters have agreed to fight.
“I spoke to Frank Warren. We’re giving them until [this] week to come with their offer, which I believe we’ll get.
“If we don’t, then we’re gonna do the fight at Wembley. And then we’d have to talk about the percentages because Usyk wants 50-50.
“That’s not right if the fight’s at Wembley because there will be 95,000 Brits at the fight and big Brit pay-per-view money, so Tyson deserves the lion’s share.
“But we don’t get to that point if the [investors in Saudi Arabia] come through, because the way they operate is they make deals with each of the fighters.
“We’ve been led to believe that they’re going to come with a proposal [this] week.
“I’ll believe it when I see it, but it’s not like they haven’t come through in the past.”
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk squaring up in DecemberREUTERS