WBA President: “Usyk vs Fury Deadline Is April 1 For Dubois Mandatory”

WBA President Gilberto Mendoza Puts Usyk vs Fury Negoations On the Clock!

Gilberto Mendoza gives Teams Usyk and Fury an April 1 deadline
(clockwise from left) Gilberto Mendoza, Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury | credit: WBA, Twitter, Getty Images

WBA President Mendoza Gives Usyk vs Fury April 1 Deadline Before Dubois Mandate

The drama continues with negotiations for the undisputed heavyweight showdown between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13KO) and WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24KO). Tired of waiting, the WBA, for a second time, issued a deadline for an agreement to be reached. Otherwise, Usyk will be ordered to face WBA Regular champion Daniel “Dynamite” Dubois.

3kingsboxing.com previously reported that Uysk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, announced that should undisputed with Fury fall apart, then plan B is a fight with Dubois (19-1, 18KO).

On March 10, Uysk shocked the boxing community by accepting Fury’s demand of a 70/30 purse split. This gesture prevented the WBA from executing the right to order the unified champion to fight Dubois as part of their belt consolidation plan.

It was revealed both teams requested more time to finalize a contract as an agreement had been reached.

Teams Usyk and Fury request time to complete a contract

Fast forward to now, and the boxing world is still waiting on an official announcement that a deal has been reached and signed.


WBA president Gilberto J. Mendoza has interjected again with a recent Tweet issuing a deadline of April 1.

Gilberto Mendoza announces an April 1 deadline before Usyk vs Dubois is ordered

This doesn’t mean Uysk – Dubois will happen, considering Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, also promotes the WBA Regular champion.

Warren could influence Dubois to step aside while continuing to work on the undisputed showdown. Moreover, they could still come to an agreement for undisputed during the negotiation period for the Dubois ordering.

Boxing fans are growing frustrated daily with this situation. 3kingsboxing.com will continue to monitor this story and provide any further updates

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