TYSON FURY’s second round of negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk over an undisputed heavyweight title fight has stalled.
The thrilling duel of undefeated heavyweights ended in March after Team Usyk abandoned the planned Wembley war after Fury kept moving the goalposts.
SunSport understands talks resumed earlier this month, although they have since stalled again.
Former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk narrated ring: “[‘We’re] in a dead end.”
Saudi boxing bosses are looking to secure the fight as part of a four-man tournament in December that features Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
And although their first round of talks was inconclusive, sly southpaw Usyk is confident he will eventually share the ring with the Gypsy King.
He said: “The fight will happen sooner or later. And everything is decided in the ring.”
Usyk and his team pulled out of the first round of negotiations with Fury after he demanded there would be no rematch clause for their historic fight – which came after they agreed to a 70-30 split of the pockets in his favour.
And Usyk, 35, believes Fury’s constant chopping and changing of his demands was born out of fear.
He said: “A great man who has very good skills boxing and in life, but this great man is very afraid of losing.
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Fury received plenty of criticism after the fight failed but is adamant he will dance with the undefeated Ukrainian later this year.
He said, “I don’t think anyone in a boxing match is scared of anyone.”
“The fight has to happen, it has to happen this year.”
“I just think it’s an easy task.
“I’ll hit him, he’ll fall on the ground, then I’ll go out and get drunk downtown.”