"Probably will take a chance": it became known when the injured Fury will return to training for the fight with Usyk
World Boxing Council (WBC) belt holder Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) is set to return to sparring in early March in preparation for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is known, continues to recover from the cut he received on February 2 during a training fight.
The British promoter Bob Arum said this in an interview with the Fight Hub YouTube channel, Boxing Social reports. According to him, Fury's injury was not so serious and required only 11 stitches, while usually such injuries sustained in fights cause much more damage to an athlete.
"The cut is not that deep, he only needed 11 stitches. Usually, if the cut is very deep, they put 20 or 30 stitches on it, so Tyson thinks it will take him a month to recover and then he can go back to sparring. I think that if the scar doesn't affect him, he'll probably take the risk and go out and fight. Look what happened during the fight with Otto Wallin, it was a deep wound and it didn't take him long to recover," Arum said.
The fight was originally scheduled for February 17, but the Gypsy King suffered a cut during sparring two weeks before the show. Tyson 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.
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.
Bookmakers reacted unexpectedly to the postponement of the Usyk-Fury fight, changing one of the quotes on its outcome. It also became known two conditions that the Ukrainian demanded to fulfill, agreeing to postpone his return to the ring on February 17. In addition, the media announced Tyson and Alexander's fees for the show.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, promoter Oleksandr Krasiuk shared Oleksandr Usyk's plans after he fights Tyson Fury.