Fury-Usyk Postponed Following Fury’s Severe Cut In Sparring; Fight Rescheduled For May 18

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s Undisputed Heavyweight Championship fight has been postponed after the Gypsy King suffered a cut in sparring.

The two undefeated fighters were scheduled to face off on February 17. Now, boxing fans will have to wait a little longer. Fury’s spokesperson said it was a freak cut sustained in sparring. The image below shows a cut above Fury’s right eye, which required extensive stitching and a period of recovery, ruling out the fight date.

The cut was alleged to have been an elbow that hit Fury during a sparring session, as shown in the video below. 

This is the second time Fury has postponed the fight. It was first set for December 23 last year, only for the Gypsy King to pull out after his hard-fought win over Francis Ngannou. Fury had to get off the canvas to earn a split-decision win, accompanied by cuts and bruises.

The disappointment was momentarily alleviated by the ‘Day of Recking’ card that took place instead. But boxing fans have been waiting since 1999 for the last Undisputed Heavyweight Champion when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield. The fight has now been rescheduled for May 18. But the news has understandably left boxing fans frustrated.

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