русский
Українська

"There's a lot at stake": Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Suleiman spoke about the Usyk-Fury fight

Mauricio Sulaiman, President of the World Boxing Council (WBC), expressed confidence that Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) will not shy away from Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), and their fight on May 18 will definitely take place. The functionary noted that the Gypsy King, as the Manchester native is called, has already returned to the gym after the incision and is ready to continue preparing for the main fight of the year.

Sulaiman said this in an interview with the Boxing Social YouTube channel, Boxing Scene reports. The head of the WBC, who had previously suggested using video replays for the fight between Usyk and Fury, as well as involving five or six judges, said he had personally spoken with Tyson.

''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk
''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

"Team Fury is back in the gym. I spoke to Tyson a few days ago. He's fine, he's ready to go, and on May 18, it's going to be one of the best events in boxing history. There's a lot at stake. It's a fight that hasn't happened in 25 years, a fight that we've been trying to organize for the last five years. Now it's been postponed because of one incident. Now is the hottest moment, everything will be fine," said Sulaiman.

''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

The fight between Oleksandr and Tyson was originally scheduled for February 17, but the Gypsy King suffered a cut during sparring 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. He also named the main reasons why Fury would not be able to refuse to fight the Ukrainian again.

''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

When asked about the fake nature of the injury, Usyk criticized the Gypsy King. In addition, fans reacted angrily to the situation. Usyk's trainer Sergey Lapin named a boxer who would replace Tyson in case of his absence from the ring.

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.

''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk
''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

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 Oleksandr's fees for the show.

''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk
''There's a lot at stake'': Fury returns to training before fight with Usyk

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 willing to replace Tyson in the fight has been identified. For his part, former welterweight world champion Steve Cunningham gave an unexpected reason why Usyk will beat Fury.

Only verified information is available on the OBOZ.UA Telegram channel and Viber. Don't fall for fakes!

Other News

The Russian Army is constantly changing the direction of the main attack: analysts explained the reasons

The Russian Army is constantly changing the direction of the main attack: analysts explained the reasons

The aggressor country is preparing reserves for a summer offensive
Are you a kind or cynical person? A simple optical illusion will show you

Are you a kind or cynical person? A simple optical illusion will show you

Without hesitation, tell us where the cat is going in the picture