Rumors about Fury's knockdown during sparring before the fight with Usyk appear in the media
Australian boxer Jai Opetaia (24-0, 19 KOs) has left the training camp of Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs), whom he helped prepare for a fight against Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). The 28-year-old Sydney native managed to spar five rounds with the Gypsy King, as the Briton is known.
This was reported by talkSport. Opetaia was considered the perfect partner for Tyson during the training camp, but he quickly left Saudi Arabia and returned home. This was due to the lack of sparring with fighters who box in the left-hand stance.
At the same time, according to the source, some experts claim that Opetaia knocked Fury out, which is the real reason for the Australian's departure.
"Jai Opetaia recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where he sparred and trained with Tyson Fury. It was a fantastic, competitive rounds and an incredible experience for Jai. However, any talk of either boxer being sent to the canvas is not true," commented the boxer's promoter.
Earlier, former world champion Anthony Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) gave his unequivocal forecast for the fight between Oleksandr and Tyson, and explained why our compatriot will win. He also admitted that he would like Fury to win.
And Saudi Arabia made a loud statement about the confrontation between the Ukrainian and the British on February 17. A month before the fight, Riyadh unveiled a special belt that would be awarded to the winner of the confrontation. Its appearance caused outrage among fans.
In addition, the names of the boxers who are helping Oleksandr prepare for the fight against Tyson have become known. Before that, OBOZ.UA told readers about the connections between the British and Ukraine.
In his turn, Usyk showed a video of his impressive preparation for the fight, which captivated the fans. And former welterweight world champion Shawn Porter expressed confidence that the battle between the Ukrainian and the British will not take place on February 17.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, a scandalous detail of the Usyk-Fury show related to Russia has also become known. The promoter Eddie Hearn wished our compatriot a defeat. And bookmakers stopped considering Tyson the favorite of the confrontation.