Fury Vs. Usyk Delayed Until February 2024

The undisputed heavyweight championship bout between Tyson Fury & Oleksandr Usyk will now reportedly occur in February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

The news follows after Fury’s hard-fought victory over Francis Ngannou where the latter pushed the Gypsy King until the final bell. That was most noticeably seen when the former UFC heavyweight champion landed a left hook to send Fury crashing to the floor in the third round.

In the aftermath of the fight, Fury refused to confirm whether the bout with Usyk would go ahead on December 23rd, 2023, despite having previously said it would. At the same time, Frank Warren ruled out a fight until next year. And yet, Usyk was adamant that the fight would go ahead in December since both fighters had signed a contract. However, according to ESPN, that is no longer the case after the Gypsy King suffered two cuts above the eye. 

Despite this being the case, Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, has called on the WBC heavyweight champion to show proof of the injury, given that the news would delay a fight that had been difficult to make. 

“We have a date in the contract but c’mon, we are reasonable people. If he is really injured and he is really unable to fight that might happen to any fighter. It has to be done in a proper way. If he is really injured then there is some kind of medical procedure that certifies his injury. Then probably that’s OK,” Krassyuk 

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