Tyson Fury's private reaction to pulling out of Oleksandr Usyk fight emerges as wife Paris left 'shaking'

Tyson Fury's private reaction to pulling out of Oleksandr Usyk fight emerges as wife Paris left 'shaking'

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 03/02/2024

- 09:43

Updated: 03/02/2024

- 12:57

The huge bout set for February 17 has now been postponed

Tyson Fury's wife has admitted she was 'shaking with nerves' after learning of the cut her husband suffered on Friday.

Paris Fury is back in the UK and revealed Tyson was 'so p***ed off and disappointed' when she spoke to him after the undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk was postponed.

Fury has been in Saudi Arabia since early January in order to put himself in the best physical state to fight Usyk.

However, it was revealed on Friday that he had suffered a cut above his right eye in sparring and will now not be able to enter the ring on February 17.

Paris Fury and Tyson Fury

Paris Fury says she was shaking after learning of Tyson Fury's injury


Fury admitted publicly he was 'absolutely devastated' to have to postpone the fight and apologised to everyone involved.

His wife Paris has now revealed the private reaction he gave to her as well as how she felt when learning of the news.

The mother-of-seven wrote on her Instagram story: "My full body was shaking with nerves when he showed me this cut because I wasn’t there with him.

"He sounded so p***ed off and disappointed, but this is boxing (a dangerous sport) and these things can happen."

The fight was set to be the first undisputed heavyweight clash since Lennox Lewis won all four belts in 1999.

Fans will now have to wait for Fury to recover and for a new date to be set.

Fury claimed he was in a great physical state before the freak accident.

He said in a statement: "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 apologise 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."

The 35-year-old also posted a revealing picture on Instagram in just a pair of boxers, showing his leaner look.

He wrote: "Can't help getting injured in sparring. But what I can say was Usyk was in trouble I am in fantastic shape.


"I will reschedule soon as I can. 2024 a massive year for team GK."

Footage leaked on Friday appearing to show the incident that led to Fury being cut.

He was caught by an elbow from a Croatian heavyweight fighter, reported to be Agron Smakici.

Usyk's manager Egis Klimas gave an angry reaction to the news, claiming Fury got injured on purpose because he didn't want to fight the Ukrainian.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury says he will fight Oleksandr Usyk later in 2024


Klimas said: "Tyson Fury is a f*****g coward who will do anything not to face Usyk, and he asked his b***h to hit him with a frying pan in his brow.

"You can quote me word for word for that. When the news was brought to Oleksandr, he just smiled. That is all he did.

"He is too mentally strong to break. I was waiting for this moment."

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