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"It's a big blow": boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Usyk-Fury fight is scheduled for May 18

Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) suffered more due to the postponement of his fight with Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) to May 18. The Ukrainian had every chance to deal with the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, on February 17, but the Briton now has additional time to prepare.

This opinion was expressed by former world champion in four weight categories Roy Jones Jr. in a commentary on the iFL TV YouTube channel. According to the American, who is a fan of Kremlin dictator Vladimir Putin and holds a Russian passport, Usyk needs the fight more than anyone else.

''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury
''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury

"It's a big blow, especially for Usyk. Because this fight - by beating Tyson now, Usyk had the opportunity to become a global sensation. This fight is more important for Alexander than for Tyson. Fury is already a global sensation. He beat Wilder twice, he beat Klitschko, he beat everyone. He is the king of the super-heavyweight division, a global figure. But Usyk had the opportunity to become a superstar and become the best boxer outside of the weight categories," Jones said.

''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury
Roy Jones and Putin

The grandiose fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion between Usyk and Fury was scheduled for February 17. However, two weeks before the fight, the British fighter suffered an autopsy during sparring. Tyson apologized for his injury, and a video of the moment of his injury was shown online. At the same time, the Ukrainian named the person responsible for postponing the show.

''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury
''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury

Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakichi (20-2, 18 KOs), who struck the Gypsy King, commented on the situation. The organizers of the show in Riyadh have announced a new date for the Usyk-Fury fight, setting a "draconian condition" for the boxers.

''It's a big blow'': boxing legend calls Usyk a victim of the postponement of the fight with Fury

As we previously reported, Tyson Fury attacked Oleksandr Usyk with insults after the fight was postponed. And the famous Briton Dereck Chisora told us how the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton will end.

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