Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk’s team questioned the news of his rival Tyson Fury’s injury, after Queensberry Promotions announced the postponement of the scheduled fight between the two boxers to unify the heavyweight title after Fury suffered an injury during training.
The confrontation was scheduled to take place on February 17 in Riyadh to unify the titles of Fury, the World Boxing Council champion, and his Ukrainian competitor, Usyk, the holder of the World Association, World Organization, International Federation, and International Boxing Organization titles.
The Ukrainian boxer’s manager, Egis Klimas, told Sky Sports that Fury “would do anything not to face Usyk” and suggested that the British boxer may have been “hit with a frying pan he asked to be hit with.”
The skepticism came despite the company publishing a photo of the “strange wound” above Fury’s right eye.
“Once doctors evaluate Tyson’s eye condition, we will have a better idea of the recovery period needed,” Frank Warren, a spokesman for Queensberry Promotions, said on Friday.
Warren added to Talk Sport Radio, “The fight will definitely take place as soon as Fury recovers.”
Warren said Fury was training with a Croatian heavyweight boxer and his elbow injured Fury’s eye.
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