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Tyson Fury in foul-mouthed rant at Oleksandr Usyk as their big fight is cancelled

Tyson Fury. Image from Fury's official Instagram @tysonfury

Tyson Fury has responded angrily to news that his proposed big fight with Oleksandr Usyk has been cancelled.

The Morecambe-based WBC Heavyweight Champion released an Instagram video on Thursday afternoon calling the Ukrainian WBA, IBF and WBO champion every name under the sun after talks broke down between the two camps.

Fury let rip with a furious tirade littered with profanity and name-calling, and here is the printable part of what he said.

"You tried all week to get out of it, begging for a rematch. You got your rematch and didn't even want to fight at that.

"You little 14 stone coward. Your full team know it as well.

"Keep running. Fight (Daniel) Dubois at the Copperbox. Always know that you and everyone else like you, could never tangle with The Gypsy King."

Both camps confirmed late on Wednesday that last-ditch talks to salvage the fight for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship on April 29 had broken down - with both sides pointing fingers at the other.

Fury's promoter Frank Warren said the fight is now a "dead duck" and said the Ukrainian champion had looked "for a way to get out".

"They didn't think Tyson would be ready for the 29th and suddenly Tyson was ready for it," said Mr Warren.

"He has been in training camp for two and a half weeks, got trainers in from America and they looked for a way to get out."

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On Wednesday, Usyk's promoter Alex Krassyuk said the fight would not happen on the proposed date of April 29.

He said Usyk (pictured below) was fed up of compromising, after previously agreeing to only receive 30 per cent of the overall purse for the fight.

"It's not me, it's Usyk who cannot stand it any more, who doesn't want to compromise any more," said Mr Krassyuk.

"He compromised for 70-30, accepting it because he wanted this fight to happen.

"I want to thank Frank and Queensberry (Promotions). It is not their fault. They have a client who is Tyson Fury, we have a client who is Oleksandr Usyk. We are here to supply the demands of our fighters. Frank, he did everything possible to make it happen."

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There has been controversy over a 'rematch clause' in the fight contract, which guarantees an automatic rematch between the two, giving the loser chance to immediately gain revenge in a second fight.

Fury released an Instagram video on March 13 challenging Usyk to have no rematch clause in the contract.

Mr Krassyuk said on Wednesday: "The rematch clause was something that had never been under discussion and became under discussion when Tyson Fury went on Instagram.

"Usyk came out very clearly, 'OK Tyson I accept 70-30 but you have to accept (to donate) £1m to the people of Ukraine'. That was his demand. Tyson heard the first part ot it, he didn't want to hear the second (part of it). It's a matter of how Tyson estimates himself.

"I'm not blaming Frank or even (Tyson). It is what it is. I cannot even express my disappointment in the fact that this fight is not happening."

Warren said Fury had then agreed to the principle of a rematch but terms around the deal, and whether it would again be for all of the belts, had not been finalised.

Fury had been in training camp for the fight at his gym at Morecambe Football Club since March 10.

It is not clear who the Morecambe man will fight next in defence of his WBC Title, while Usyk is likely to fight mandatory WBA challenger Daniel Dubois.

Wembley Stadium was mooted as the possible venue for the Fury-Usyk bout, in which all four of the world's most high-profile heavyweight title belts would have been on the line for the first time ever.

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