“We pulled out of negotiations,” Krassyuk clarified. “Team Usyk did that – myself and Egis Klimas [Usyk’s manager].
“We took this decision when we realised and got some proof that it’s not happening. So, the question is off; Team Usyk pulled out of negotiations, we initiated that.
“This is very important, because some people keep asking me on social media: Who did that? Why? What happened? So, now it’s clear. Team Usyk pulled the plug out.”
Unified champion Usyk is now expected to face WBA mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois this summer, while it is unclear what is next for WBC champion Fury.
However, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has opened the door to more talks with Fury – despite negotiations collapsing on two previous occasions.
Joshua is first set to fight Jermaine Franklin at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday.
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