Tyson Fury vs Oleksander Usyk fight cancellation explained as latest fitness update emerges

Tyson Fury has released an injury update ahead of his upcoming fight with Oleksandr Usyk. The WBC heavyweight champion withdrew from his initial clash with the Ukrainian earlier this year after suffering a cut in his fights.

Fury and Usyk were scheduled to face off in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, February 17, but the clash will now take place on Saturday, May 18. For the first time in over two decades, an undisputed heavyweight champion will be crowned after Lennox. Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999.

With fight night on the horizon, Fury showed off his physique. While flexing his muscles, the Wythenshawe-born boxer took a topless photo on Instagram, with the caption: “Uncontested entry (100 emoji and green tick emoji) 18/5/24.” »

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Her post quickly went viral, racking up more than 100,000 likes and nearly 2,000 comments in just six hours. Tyson showed no signs of scarring or bruising around his right eye, which was cut during training earlier this year.

After it was revealed that his fight with Usyk in February would be postponed, Paris Fury was left shaken by the news. Taking to her Instagram Story, she wrote: “My whole body was shaking with nervousness when he showed me that cut, because I wasn’t there with him. He looked so p**** d and disappointed but it’s boxing (a dangerous sport) and these things can happen.”

Fast forward a few months and Fury now looks set to face Usyk. In a recent interview with Queensberry Promotions, the Gypsy King praised his opponent.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face off in a huge clash this month, with each fighter attempting to etch their name in boxing history as the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. The stakes couldn’t be higher as the two men will face off for the prestigious WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

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