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'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Agron Smakichi injured Tyson Fury

For the first time, Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakic (20-2, 18 KOs) spoke in detail about how he cut Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), which led to the disruption of the British fight with Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) on February 17. The 33-year-old boxer emphasized that the probable cause of the incident was the dirty actions of the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called.

Smakic said this in a conversation with the British tabloid Daily Express. The Croatian noted that on that day he unexpectedly sparred with Fury not in the evening, as it had happened before, but in the afternoon. In addition, Tyson used dirty tricks during the training fight.

'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match
'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

"It was a strange day. For two weeks I had been sparring with him, we had been sparring hard in the evenings, but that day it was around noon. There was a lot of wrestling during the sparring - and I also do professional wrestling – so I had some good moments where I put him in a bad position. If you look at the punch, it was a clean punch, but the way he was holding my head... He was pulling my head forward towards him. So maybe that's why the elbow also went into his face. But first of all, it was a blow. It was a terrible accident," said Smakici.

'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match
'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

It was because of this moment that the grandiose fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion was postponed to May 18. Tyson apologized for his injury, and a video of the moment with his injury was shown online. In response, fans reacted angrily to the situation.

'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

At the same time, the Ukrainian named the person responsible for postponing the show. The Gypsy King later revealed the details of how he got the injury. The organizers of the show in Riyadh announced a new date for the Usyk-Fury fight, setting a "draconian condition" for the boxers.

'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

Later, the Briton attacked our compatriot with insults. And the famous Briton Dereck Chisora told how the fight would end. In his turn, the legendary Roy Jones called Alexander a victim of the disruption of the fight on February 17.

'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match
'Weird': boxer who cut Fury opens up about Tyson's dirty tricks in fatal sparring match

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