Tyson Fury Injury postpones Undisputed bout vs Oleksandr Usyk

The Undisputed Heavyweight title clash between Fury vs Usyk has been postponed following a Tyson Fury injury. The historic bout between Fury and Usyk was set for 17 February 2024 with all 4 world Heavyweight championships at stake for the first time in history.

The news broke on 02 February 2024 that Tyson Fury had been injured in sparring and the bout has been postponed. Tyson Fury took to social media to confirm the news and post photos of a gruesome cut below his eyebrow. Alleged video footage of the incident also made its way online, showing sparring cut short after Fury takes a shot whilst wearing his head gear. It is presumed this caused the Tyson Fury cut.

The timing of the injury is extremely unfortunate and comes on the heels of the PPV being launched. Sky Sports, TNT Sports and DAZN had been confirmed as broadcasters for The Ring of Fire and had just started marketing Fury vs Usyk. The bout had already been delayed from the earlier mooted date of 23 December 2023 after Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou proved difficult for the WBC Heavyweight champion.

Fury vs Usyk cancelled following injury.

A statement from Tyson Fury:

“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 apologize 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.”

Tyson Fury injury statement vs Usyk

The Ring of Fire event is now postponed following the Tyson Fury injury. Early indications suggest the bout will be rescheduled for Summer 2024 in Saudi Arabia, allowing Fury time for his cut to heal. Broadcasters have begun to issue refunds for any customers who already purchased the PPV.

In the meantime, Saudi Arabia are continuing to press ahead with a show on 17 February. The rumoured new headliner could see IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic as Oleksandr Usyk’s next opponent, although this remains unconfirmed. The show on 17 February is unlikely to be cancelled but may appear as a new PPV, or a stand-alone show.

Tyson Fury has previous suffered problems with cuts during his fights. Fury picked up a notoriously bloody injury when he faced Otto Wallin, and was forced to grind out a points decision despite bleeding profusely.

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