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Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Hrgovic can replace Fury

Croatian heavyweight Filip Hrgovic (17-0, 14 KOs) will take on Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) in a fight on May 18 if Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) does not show up. Such a condition is spelled out in the updated contract for the fight between the Ukrainian and the British, which is to take place in Saudi Arabia.

One of the Ukrainian's trainers Serhiy Lapin told about it in an interview with Fruity Slots, the Manchester Evening News reports. According to him, the show in Riyadh will take place in any case, as the boxers were informed by the organizers, who reminded the athletes of the 10 million dollar fine for failure to appear for the fight.

Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced
Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

"I hope Usyk will get a chance to settle the score with Fury on May 18, but if he continues to evade, we have a clause in the agreement to replace Fury with Filip Hrgovic. Hrgovic is a backup opponent, so the show will go on regardless of whether Fury shows up. If Fury finally decides to enter the ring on May 18, it will be a nightmare for him, he has never fought a boxer of this level in his life," Lapin said.

Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

Earlier, the Ukrainian trainer expressed full confidence that Usyk would simply recite Fury. Initially, the fight between Oleksandr and Tyson was scheduled for February 17, but the Gypsy King was cut during a sparring session two weeks before the show. The Manchester native apologized for his injury, and a video of the incident was posted online.

The Briton also made a statement about the end of his career. The main reasons why Fury will not be able to refuse to enter the ring against the Ukrainian again were named.

Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced
Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

When asked about the fake nature of the injury, Usyk criticized the Gypsy King. In addition, the fans reacted angrily to the situation.

The incident was also commented on by Croatian boxer Agron Smakic (20-2, 18 KOs), who dealt Fury the ill-fated blow. But ex-champion Carl Froch called the British fighter's injury suspicious.

Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

Bookmakers reacted unexpectedly to the postponement of the Usyk-Fury fight, changing one of the quotes on its outcome. Two conditions were also revealed that the Ukrainian demanded to fulfill when he agreed to postpone his return to the ring on February 17. In addition, the media announced Tyson and Oleksandr's fees for the show.

Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced
Backup: the name of the boxer who will replace Fury in the fight with Usyk has been announced

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk shared Oleksandr Usyk's plans after he fights Tyson Fury. In addition, it became known when the Briton will return to training.

Also, one of those wishing to replace Tyson in the fight has been identified. And the World Boxing Council (WBC) is preparing a revolutionary decision on the fight. In turn, former welterweight world champion Steve Cunningham gave an unexpected reason why Wuxia will beat Fury.

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