Fury vs Usyk fight rescheduled for May
The undisputed heavyweight world title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rescheduled for May 18.
The bout which was initially scheduled for February 17, was postponed because of a cut to the British boxer.
WBC champion Fury was due to battle WBO, WBA and IBF titlist Usyk in Saudi Arabia.
But a day after the postponement had been confirmed on Friday, the fighters appeared on a live stream – from different locations – in which each confirmed they had agreed to new date for the fight, which will still take place in Riyadh.
Explaining the injury, Fury said: “I arranged to spar 12 rounds with four different guys.
“In round five I got an elbow in the eye, a split eye, and obviously I’ve been to the hospital and had 11 stitches.
“They have the medical reports, they have everything. Nothing much anybody can do about getting a cut in sparring, s**t happens. I’ve never had one before, first time for everything.”
During the stream, it was also confirmed that the entire February 17 event has been postponed, ending speculation that Usyk could fight a stand-in opponent.
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