Tyson Fury makes telling decision ahead of seismic Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight as fresh details emerge

Tyson Fury makes telling decision ahead of seismic Oleksandr Usyk boxing fight as fresh details emerge

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 22/12/2023

- 13:03

The boxing bout between the two men will take place on February 17

Tyson Fury is reportedly planning to jet out to Saudi Arabia early in order to prepare for his bout with Oleksandr Usyk.

The Gypsy King seems to be taking the fight extremely seriously, having struggled against Francis Ngannou last time out.

Fury knows he wasn't at his best during that showdown, having been knocked down in round three.

Though he eventually won via split decision, the 35-year-old has been widely criticised for the way he performed that night.

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is making plans as his seismic clash with Oleksandr Usyk creeps closer


Even Fury's own father, John, has expressed fears for the Gypsy King as his seismic clash with Usyk moves closer.

Yet the Briton is seemingly ready to silence his critics and, per the Daily Star, is planning to jet out to Saudi early to ensure he has the best preparations possible.

It's claimed Fury is 'eager' to get out to Riyadh early.

He will spend Christmas with his wife Paris and the rest of his family.

But he's prepared to forgo any New Year celebrations to spend time in the Middle East boosting his chances of reigning supreme.

Fury will be going through a lengthy training camp as a result.

SugarHill Steward is set to join the Briton in Saudi, while Fury is currently sparring with Thomas Carty.

Carty recently uploaded an image of himself along with Fury and Moses Itauma.

And Fury was seen looking drastically slimmer than he was during his controversial win over Ngannou at the end of October.

The report says it's also possible Itauma will be on the undercard of the fight between Fury and Usyk.

However, whether that happens remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, former boxing star Johnny Nelson has opened up ahead of the fight between Fury and Usyk.

And he recently expressed a belief that Fury will win if he puts his 's**t together'.

“It’s time, you can’t do nothing about that," he told Pro Boxing Fans.

"It might not be popular to say it but if his own Pops is saying it, and one thing I will say about John Fury, is that he will always speak the truth.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is planning to fly out to Saudi Arabia early as he prepares for Oleksandr Usyk fight


"He’s a straight-talking man. If he’s saying it you have to listen to him.

“But Tyson Fury, if he puts his sh*t together, he still beats everybody.

"His last performance, if he’s honest about what he said, then his legs are gone.

"If he wasn’t honest, I think he can turn it around.”

Nelson is, however, concerned the fight could be pushed back again.

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Boxing news: Oleksandr Usyk poses with a fan ahead of his clash with Tyson Fury


The original fight between the pair was due to take place on December 23.

It was postponed to February 17, however, because Fury needed more time to recover from his win over Ngannou.

Nelson added: “But if he doesn’t fight February 17 then we have a problem.

"Because if his dad’s saying it now, it gives you a sense there might be a delay, they might want more time.

"I wouldn’t be surprised if they wanted to push it down the line a bit.”

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