Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight could be delayed again as 'dubious' suspicions revealed

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight could be delayed again as 'dubious' suspicions revealed

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 08/02/2024

- 12:29

Updated: 08/02/2024

- 12:40

The duo are scheduled to meet on May 18 in Saudi Arabia

Carl Froch has admitted he's 'dubious' over whether Tyson Fury's fight with Oleksandr Usyk will happen in May.

The pair had been pencilled in to fight in Saudi Arabia this month but, with the Gypsy King sustaining a deep cut above his eye, their bout has been pushed back.

Froch has regularly fired shots at Fury over the past few weeks.

And now, speaking to talkSPORT, he's admitted he's unsure whether the fight will go again - while also pondering another postponement.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk could be delayed again according to Carl Froch


“I’m not so sure," he said when asked if the fight will happen.

"To start with I wasn’t so sure about the cut, I wanted to see it stitched up.

"After seeing Tyson Fury on his Instagram, the cut to me doesn’t look like an acute injury it looks like it’s healing.

“It scabbed over, the bruising is showing, and it looks a week old.

"Have they been sitting on it to time it right and give the news?

"The sparring footage was blurry and horrible and we never saw the cut after he got elbowed.

“I’m devastated it’s not happening in two weeks and I still dubious as to whether it will happen in May."

George Groves has also provided his verdict.

And the boxing star also thinks the showdown won't happen, despite both Fury and Usyk being adamant it will go ahead as planned.

“When the fight was made I thought that fight doesn’t happen," he said.

"After [Francis] Ngannou I thought there was no way Fury would fight Ngannou next.

"There’s always that feeling of I’ll believe it when it happens.

“Then when it comes out it’s off, there’s no shock factor to it.

"I’ve never seen a cut that bad from sparring. To get cut that bad in sparring is unlucky isn’t it really.”

Fans are hoping the fight will go ahead.


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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are on course to meet on May 18


But with the showdown already delayed twice so far, it'll be intriguing to see how the situation plays out.

Fury, for his part, says he wants to fight Usyk twice.

And the 35-year-old is also eyeing more fights against Francis Ngannou and Anthony Joshua while insisting he's in the 'prime of his life'.

On his Instagram account, Fury started by denying rumours that he could be about to retire from the sport in the foreseeable future.

“I’m hearing talk of people saying that I should retire or I’m gonna retire soon, or whatever. I ain’t retiring anywhere," he said.

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Tyson Fury is adamant his fight with Oleksandr Usyk will go ahead as planned


And he then reeled off the fights he wants to happen before he does eventually hang up his gloves.

“I’ve got two fights with Usyk, for the undisputed twice," added the 35-year-old.

"Then I’m gonna fight AJ at least once. Maybe twice if there’s a rematch, if he wants one after the first battering I give him.

"And then I’m gonna fight Ngannou again.

“And that’s just to start. So there’s five little fights for you to whet your appetite with.

"I ain’t going nowhere. Nowhere. I’m 35-year-old in the prime of my life.”

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