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Tyson Fury’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk has been postponed, after the Briton suffered a ‘freak cut’ in training.

The bout, which was scheduled for 17 February in Saudi Arabia, was due to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years.

However, it was announced on Friday (2 February) that the fight has been pushed back, after Fury sustained a severe cut over his eye while sparring.

 

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Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk rescheduled for 18 May with huge penalty for a withdrawal.

 

It was also confirmed that a deal has been agreed stating if either man pulls out of the fight set for that date then they will owe their opponent $10m of their own money.

 

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--- Tyson Fury Quitting His Scheduled Saudi Fight Against Oleksandr Usyk?

Posted on February 5, 2024 | Leave a comment

Ukrainian Cossack Oleksandr Usyk, without throwing a punch, continues to embarrass Tyson Fury whose blubber has grown old and fetid, now embarrassing his fans and boxing in general.

What were the odds that Fury would make the scratch line for this fight in the beginning, and what pray tell us are they now?

more here, enough to gag a maggot:

roberto00.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/tyson-fury-quitting-his-scheduled-saudi-fight-against-oleksandr-usyk/

 

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roberto00.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/tyson-fury-quitting-his-scheduled-saudi-fight-against-oleksandr-usyk/

 

LOL !  Your personal bias is just a LITTLE bit obvious there, Bobby.

 

Still articles like this might actually light a fire under Fury's butt,  which would be a good thing,  so keep it up !

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On 2/6/2024 at 4:59 PM, Cableaddict said:

roberto00.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/tyson-fury-quitting-his-scheduled-saudi-fight-against-oleksandr-usyk/

 

LOL !  Your personal bias is just a LITTLE bit obvious there, Bobby.

 

Still articles like this might actually light a fire under Fury's butt,  which would be a good thing,  so keep it up !

 

--- It's an observation, not a bias. No bigger advocate of Fury could be found until he spit the dummy for the Wlad rematch. 

Only thing he done since then is expose Deyonce and pack on blubber and canceled fights.

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Fury vs Usyk undercard revealed as Jai Opetaia and Joe Cordina feature

By Alex Pattle, The Independent

The undercard for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk has been revealed, with two other title fights scheduled in Saudi Arabia.

Fury and Usyk will clash in Riyadh on 18 May to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years, while Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis will provide chief support in a rematch two years in the making.

Australian Opetaia, who outpointed Briedis in 2022, will face the Latvian for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title – which Opetaia won against Briedis and vacated late last year.

Elsewhere, Welshman Joe Cordina defends his IBF belt against Northern Ireland’s Anthony Cacace at super-featherweight.

A series of non-title bouts were also announced including two heavyweight clashes – Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez and Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev – and two cruiserweight fights – Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar and David Nyika vs Michael Seitz.

Finally, Mark Chamberlain and Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab will meet in a lightweight tilt, and Isaac Lowe faces Hasibullah Ahmadi at featherweight.

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Hmmm...rumor is there's a big fight tonight. Ah, right the Ukrainian. Well, think it'll be a tough night for him. Lots of punches from his opponent. The Ukrainian's getting on the old side. Think he comes up short in this spot. Yep, Navarrete > Berinchyk.

Let's see...anything else? Seems a bit quiet on the Middle Eastern front. Anyway, methinks Fury's actually taking this opponent seriously. It'll take a Herculean effort for Usyk. Don't think he overcomes the physical differences facing him. Perhaps that changes in the rematch if Fury falls off the rails away from the ring. In any case, it'll take the balance of the year for it all to shake out. Should be quite the spectacle albeit a downer of a day for Ukraine.

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Too many voices in Tyson's corner. John Fury needs to let SugarHill do his job. There seemed to be no sense of urgency going into the last round.SugarHill was  telling Fury he only needed to win the round when he clearly needed a knockout.

I didn't think it was a split decision, I had Usyk the clear winner. I didn't like the comment from Fury (and I wanted him to win) saying the judges are going to side with Usyk because his country is at war.

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What a week for Ukraine. Loma, Usyk, Berinchyk. I'll never doubt them again. In the end they'll kick Russia's ass!

First red flag from Fury was how much additional weight he appeared to add post-weighin. Why? Or why slim down so much pre-weighin? Was he trying to make Usyk rethink his gameplan? Then all the clowning in the early rounds. For Fury winning's not enough. He's got to make it appear he's not even trying. It's like it's not worth winning if it looks like you're working hard. Perhaps he really did down 15 pints prefight.

Usyk let Fury off the hook in the 10th. He should have finished him. He deserved the win but was also lucky. One more round Fury's way and it's a different result. Fury didn't have the stamina to stick and move for the full 12; or even 7 which would have won him the fight.

If Fury couldn't bring his A game for this fight it's doubtful he ever will again. The grind has beaten him down mentally and spiritually. By his own account he's got far more money than he'll ever need. The only way the rematch goes his way is if Usyk is affected by this monumental win. It's not easy to bounce back from such an emotional high. Then we'd have to endure this a third time! But if anyone can maintain his level under such circumstances, it's Usyk. The guy's a rock. Full marks to him and his countrymen. Slava!

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On 5/20/2024 at 3:00 PM, Bear Hugger said:

Big JF has been very quiet...

 

LOL.

 

Too bad he wasn't so quiet in the corner.  If he had STFU and let Sugar do his thing Fury might have won the fight.

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I had it 116-113 for Usyk. Incredible! The smaller man though his opponent labeled him as "Rabbit". But, it was the much bigger, much heavier man (Fury) that spent the majority of the fight on the back-foot. Usyk is technically gifted and forces pressure on his opponent by technique. A true Great - won all of his belts on the road (hasn't fought in Ukraine since 2015). He's 37 and achieved everything in boxing at two weights.

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