Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Undisputed Title Clash Postponed: New Date Confirmed

In an unexpected turn of events, Tyson Fury’s highly-anticipated undisputed title clash with Oleksandr Usyk has faced a setback, with the bout being rescheduled to May 18 in Riyadh.

Originally set for February 17, the fight was postponed after Fury suffered a severe cut above his right eye during sparring.

This unforeseen injury led to fans expressing disappointment on social media, questioning the likelihood of the bout ever taking place.

Fury’s Injury and Postponement:

The Gypsy King’s promotion team attributed the injury to a ‘freak cut’ sustained during sparring on Friday, requiring 11 stitches.

This unfortunate incident forced the postponement of the heavyweight contest.

The setback left fans in dismay, prompting speculation about the future of the much-anticipated matchup.

Confirmation from Saudi Arabia:

His excellency Turki Alslshik, confirming the new date, assured both fighters a guaranteed purse of 10 million, with the added promise of another significant fight on the same night.

Alslshik emphasized the consequences for any fighter hesitant to participate, expressing determination to make the global audience aware of any reluctance.

Fury’s Perspective:

Sitting alongside his excellency, Tyson Fury addressed the injury, revealing that an accidental elbow during sparring led to the cut.

Expressing disappointment, Fury acknowledged the substantial financial investment made by Alslshik and deemed the postponement as an unavoidable consequence of the training camp’s challenges.

Responding to Criticism:

Facing criticism and speculation from Usyk’s team, Fury remained steadfast, asserting that the injury was beyond his control.

Fury dismissed suggestions of fear or reluctance, stating, “It’s a cut that you can’t help, and these things happen in camp sometimes.

I know His Excellency has spent a lot of money on promotion; there’s nothing that anybody can do. It’s God’s will.”

Usyk’s Team Reaction:

In response to the postponement, Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, sent wishes for Fury’s recovery with a subtle dig, suggesting divine intervention and hinting at retirement.

Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, delivered a brutal and expletive-laden rant, accusing Fury of cowardice and implying that Fury orchestrated the injury to avoid facing the champion.

Confirmation and History of Setbacks:

Queensberry Promotions, despite the setbacks, confirmed that the fight will proceed.

This postponement adds to the history of delays in the Fury-Usyk showdown, with negotiations falling apart last year despite Usyk agreeing to a significant split in Fury’s favor.

Fury’s cut in the same eye that required 47 stitches in 2019 against Otto Wallin adds an eerie twist to the narrative.


The rollercoaster journey of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk towards an undisputed title clash continues, with fans now eagerly anticipating the rescheduled bout on May 18 in Riyadh.

The twists and turns leading up to this clash only amplify the drama and anticipation surrounding one of the most talked-about matchups in the world of boxing.

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