TYSON FURY has two days to finalise a deal to face Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight title fight.
Talks over a blockbuster unification bout between the pair have been ongoing since last November, although no serious progress has been made.
And the fight currently hinges on both Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte accepting step-aside money for their bouts with Usyk and Fury within the next 48 hours.
SunSport understands former unified heavyweight king Joshua is currently mulling over a £15million offer to forgo his rematch with Usyk.
And WBC mandatory challenger Whyte is understood to be willing to accept £5m to step away from his clash with Fury, although he wants guarantees in writing that he’ll eventually be given a title shot.
And according to The Daily Star, Usyk vs Fury will be dead in the water if an agreement isn’t reached and step-aside deals aren’t finalised by Wednesday.
That failure would pave the way for Fury’s long-awaited showdown with former training partner Whyte to finally go to purse bids.
The pair’s clash has been delayed by Whyte’s refusal to accept a proposed 80-20 split in Fury’s favour.
Whyte, 33, is adamant his status as interim WBC heavyweight champion entitles him to a bigger piece of the pie.
Should an agreement be reached, Fury and Whyte are expected to settle their score on March 26.
On Tuesday morning, Fury urged Whyte and Joshua to get a move on with deciding their next moves.
He said in a Twitter video: “Tick tick f’ing tick tock is the subject today.
“Is Dillian Whyte going to fight me? Is Anthony Joshua going to step aside? Let me know because I’m sick of looking at these bums.
“Sick of listening to their excuses.
“Tick tick tock the time has run out of the bottle, you’re all getting a good hiding, cowards!”
Fury’s demand came a day after Joshua denied reports he’s set to step away from his rematch with the undefeated Usyk.
He said: “I see certain interviews that quote what I said and I think to myself, ‘I haven’t done any interviews.’
“Where did this person get this information from? I’m hearing people say ‘AJ accepts £15m to step aside.’
“I haven’t signed a contract, I haven’t seen a contract. So as it stands, stop listening until it comes from me.
“I’m the man in control of my destiny, I’m the man that handles my business, I’m a smart individual and I make calculated decisions every step of the way.
“Don’t listen to other sources… if I tell you something then you know it’s real.”
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