Tyson Fury forced to postpone boxing showdown with Usyk after ‘freak cut’

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  • British fighter suffered cut during sparring session in Riyadh
  • Ukrainian’s manager expresses scepticism about the injury

The world heavyweight unification fight between Tyson Fury and ­Oleksandr Usyk has been postponed just 15 days before it was due to take place after the British boxer sustained a “freak cut” during a sparring session in Riyadh.

The eagerly anticipated bout between WBC champion Fury and his Ukrainian rival, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, was set to take place on 17 February in Saudi Arabia but has now been put on hold until a date yet to be determined.

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Written by Guardian sport
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/02/tyson-fury-oleksandr-usyk-off-freak-cut-boxing under the title “Tyson Fury forced to postpone boxing showdown with Usyk after ‘freak cut’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.