TYSON FURY and Oleksandr Usyk were finally set to clash in a MASSIVE fight for the undisputed heavyweight title this month.
But the big fight has been postponed after Fury suffered a freak cut in sparring just two weeks before the fight was set to take place.
Discussing his injury, Fury said: “I am absolutely devastated after preparing for this fight for so long and being in such superb condition.
“I feel bad for everyone involved in this huge event and I will work diligently towards the rescheduled date once the eye has healed.
“I can only apologise to everyone affected including my own team, Team Usyk, the undercard fighters, partners, and fans as well as our hosts and my friends in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
A statement from Queensbury Promotions, who promote Fury, on Twitter added: “WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been forced to postpone his fight with unified Champion Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a freak cut during a sparring session in Riyadh.
“The cut, which opened above Fury’s right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, which will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17th February in Saudi Arabia.”
When is Fury vs Usyk being rescheduled for?
- Fury’s clash with Usyk will no longer take place on Saturday, February 17 2024.
- The fight is expected to be rescheduled for June.
- Usyk’s camp say they expect Fury to be out for “several months”.
What TV channel will it be on?
Fury vs Usyk was set to be on THREE CHANNELS on pay-per-view – TNT Sports PPV, Sky Sports PPV and DAZN PPV.
DAZN PPV also have the rights to the fight in the USA and the rest of the world.
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Who was on the undercard?
The full card has been cancelled with no event taking place on February 17.
- MAIN EVENT: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk – for WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles
- Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis II – for vacant IBF cruiserweight title
- Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace – for IBF and IBO super-featherweight titles
- Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan
- Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi
- Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev
- Bakhodir Jalolov vs Opponent TBC
- David Nyika vs Opponent TBC
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