Tyson Fury provides injury update and tables prediction for huge Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight

Tyson Fury provides injury update and tables prediction for huge Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight

WATCH NOW: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk discuss their upcoming bout

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 04/03/2024

- 14:06

The pair are currently on course to fight on May 18 after two delays so far

Tyson Fury has revealed his injured eye is healing well as his huge fight with Oleksandr Usyk creeps closer.

Fury was originally due to face Usyk in December. However, with the 35-year-old needing more time to recover from his showdown with Oleksandr Usyk two months previously, it was then pushed back to February.

However, their bout was delayed for a second time after Fury sustained a cut to his eye while sparring with croatian fighter Agron Smakici.

Some have expressed concerns over whether Fury's eye will have fully healed by the time he finally steps into the ring.

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Tyson Fury has opened up on his injured eye ahead of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk


Yet the Briton insists he's well on his way to recovery and that the eye injury isn't causing him any issues.

“It’s already healed now, actually,” he told The Stomping Ground. “A cut takes about eight weeks to heal.

“I had 15 weeks from cut to fight date so plenty of time. I’m not worried about the cut.

“If the cut opens in the fight, f*** it. So what? I’ve had plenty of cuts before. It’s a fight.:

Fury then expressed a belief that he'll be able to beat Usyk within seven rounds.

“I think I’ll take him out in seven rounds," he added. “In the game, s**t happens.

“Worse things have happened at sea.

“It won’t be the first and it won’t be the last time a fight has been cancelled with an injury. It is what it is.

“At first I was a little bit pissed off because it didn’t look like it was going to happen and we didn’t have a date.

“As soon as I got the date two days later it was fantastic. Everything’s good.”

Fury will have a point to prove when he battles Usyk after toiling against Francis Ngannou last time out.

Though he won the fight via split decision, the 35-year-old wasn't at his best - sparking a big backlash in the process.

Ngannou has admitted that Fury has helped his career, with the former MMA fighter securing a lucrative £8million for his efforts.

And Fury has jokingly admitted his old rival should 'kiss his feet' because he helped to put him 'on the map'.

“I think it’s a great fight," he said when asked about Ngannou's upcoming showdown with Anthony Joshua.


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Tyson Fury is confident of beating Oleksandr Usyk inside seven rounds


“When I was fighting Ngannou it was a ‘mismatch’, but it is what it is.

“Ngannou was ‘useless’, but he proved everyone wrong so fantastic for him.

"I put him on the map, made him a multi-millionaire, and now I’m making him even more money.

“So he needs to thank me, he needs to get on his knees and kiss my feet for what I’ve done for him.”

Fury also insists he doesn't care who wins, insisting he 'doesn't care'.

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury insists he 'doesn't care' who wins the fight between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou


"I don't know [how that fight goes] and I don't care, to be honest," he stated.

"Whatever happens, happens. The best man will win on the night.

"They're heavyweight giants, aren't they? So any man can win."

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