Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk canceled in February due to ‘freak cut’
The highly anticipated bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk no longer airs live from Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 17. The contest for the undisputed heavyweight title has fallen off after one of the half of main event got injured at training.
The much-anticipated clash for the undisputed heavyweight title between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, set to take place at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 17, has been abruptly canceled. The disappointment stems from a significant setback during Tyson Fury’s training camp, as the British WBC heavyweight champion suffered a freak cut that forced his withdrawal from the bout.
Tyson Fury, boasting an impressive record of 33 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw with 24 knockouts, sustained the injury during a sparring session, shattering the hopes of boxing enthusiasts eagerly anticipating the showdown with Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the unified WBA, WBO, and IBF titles, maintaining an undefeated record of 21 wins with 14 knockouts.
Queensberry Promotions released an official statement shedding light on the unfortunate incident, stating, “WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been forced to postpone his fight with unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a freak cut during a sparring session in Riyadh.” The statement continued, “The cut, which opened above Fury’s right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, and will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17th February in Saudi Arabia.”
This unexpected turn of events marks a significant setback not only for the fighters but also for boxing fans worldwide eagerly anticipating the historic clash. The Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk bout was poised to determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion in nearly 24 years, making it one of the most highly anticipated matchups in recent boxing history.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk new date
The search for a new date for the rescheduled fight is now underway, as fans and the boxing community await updates on Tyson Fury’s recovery and the revised timeline for this monumental showdown. Despite the disappointment, the resilience of both fighters and the anticipation surrounding the rescheduled bout serve as a testament to the unpredictable nature of the sport and the unwavering passion of its devoted followers. Follow the Queensberry Promotion official for more update about Tyson Fury vs Usyk reschedule.