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Tyson Fury Postpones Fight Against Oleksandr Usyk Due to Training Injury

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Tyson Fury has announced the postponement of his highly anticipated bout against Oleksandr Usyk, originally scheduled for February 17, after sustaining an injury during training. The British heavyweight expressed his devastation over the situation and apologized to all parties involved, including his team, Team Usyk, undercard fighters, partners, fans, and hosts in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where the fight was set to take place. Fury disclosed that he suffered an orbital laceration during sparring, emphasizing his commitment to reschedule the fight once his eye has fully healed.

The clash between Fury and Usyk was poised to be the first undisputed heavyweight fight in boxing’s four-belt era, with Fury holding the WBC belt and Usyk holding the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts. The initial plan for this historic encounter was in April 2023 at London’s Wembley Stadium. However, the fight was canceled at the last minute, leading to Usyk defending his WBA title against Daniel Dubois in Poland in August.

While awaiting the rescheduled date for Fury vs. Usyk, another contender in the mix is Francis Ngannou, who expressed his desire for a rematch with Tyson Fury. Ngannou, known for his accomplishments in MMA, including a split decision loss to Fury, sees the rematch as his top priority. Despite the setback in the Fury vs. Usyk matchup, the future of these heavyweight clashes remains uncertain, leaving fans eager to witness the outcomes of these potential encounters.

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