Boxing: Tyson Fury injury postpones title fight vs. Oleksandr Usyk


Share post:

An injury to Tyson Fury has forced the postponement of his heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury sustained a cut above his eye while sparring at his training camp in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

“I am absolutely devastated,” the British boxer said in a statement. “I feel bad for everyone involved in this huge event and I will work diligently towards the rescheduled date once the eye has healed. I can only apologize to everyone affected!”

Fury and Osyk were scheduled for a 12-round fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship on Feb. 17 in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.

Fury, 35, is the WBC champion and owns a 34-0-1 record with 24 wins by knockout.

Usyk, 37, of Ukraine, is 21-0 with 14 Kos and holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO belts.

–Field Level Media


Related articles

UFC: Brandon Royval beats Brandon Moreno at UFC Fight Night

Brandon Royval beat Brandon Moreno by split decision on Saturday night in their main event flyweight bout at...

Boxing: Report: Gervonta Davis to make return vs. Frank Martin

Gervonta Davis will put his WBA lightweight title on the line against challenger Frank Martin in the late...

UFC: Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill announced as main event at UFC 300

Alex Pereira will defend his UFC light heavyweight title against former champ Jamahal Hill as the main event...

Boxing: IOC denies Manny Pacquiao exemption to box at Olympics

The International Olympic Committee said former world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao cannot compete for the Philippines at this...


Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.