Oleksandr Usyk tweeted “time is running out” for Tyson Fury to accept an undisputed world heavyweight title fight between the two.
The targeted date for the fight is April 29, with Usyk’s team adamant that the terms they agreed to will only hold for a contest on that date.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday night, Usyk posted: “Agreement points sent from Fury’s side. Deadline set. Clock is ticking.
“The ball is on #Greedybelly’s side now. We did everything in our power to make that happen.”
On Tuesday night, Fury appeared to confirm a fight had taken place in an Instagram video, saying April 29 was “definitely a worker,” but Usyk promoter Alexander Krassyuk speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News, expressed frustration with delays confirming fight.
Krassyuk said he would “be surprised” if the fight took place in April, claiming the British star is “pretending” to train.
“We have been negotiating for so many months,” he said. “We’ve been through all the little issues, the bigger issues, the bigger issues, whatever.
“So everything is already done. It was actually done several weeks ago. But the only thing that was pending was Tyson’s consent, which is still pending. Although he claims he is ready and pretends he is training.
“It doesn’t sound convincing but it still is.”
Fury, in a video posted to his Instagram accounts on Tuesday night, said: “Hi guys, as fun as it’s been the last few days terrorizing Usyk and his team, tomorrow I’m going to training camp, and I blackout like I always do on social media.
“Nav (Salimian) will be managing my Instagram account, keeping you all updated on my training progress and how everything is going.
“April 29 is definitely a worker, I’ll see you all in the night.
“Tune in, or be there or be square. It’s the biggest event in British boxing history, the fight of the century.
“Two undefeated world heavyweight champions are throwing themselves to see who is the No. 1 in the division: the undisputed world heavyweight championship at stake.
“Peace, good training to Usyk, may the best man win.”