Tyson Fury has blamed Oleksandr Usyk for their undisputed heavyweight championship fight falling through.
Fury, the WBC titlist, had looked on course to box unified WBO, WBA and IBF champion Usyk on April 29.
But, despite a long period of negotiation, the two teams could not reach a conclusion and talks finally collapsed on Wednesday.
Fury accused Usyk of “running”, saying, “You were never man enough to tangle with the ‘Gypsy King’, ever in your life.”
Usyk had accepted Fury’s public challenge of taking the short end of a 70/30 purse split on the proviso that Fury made a sizeable donation to the Ukrainian relief effort.
In a foul-mouthed tirade on social media on Thursday, Fury declared that Usyk “tried all week to get out of it, begging for a rematch”.