Wait continues for Fury vs Usyk
Fury vs Usyk has long been one touted as one of the fights of a generation, but the wait goes on
- Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk were set to meet in Saudi Arabia on February 17th.
- However, Fury has sustained a cut in training, ruling him out of the bout.
- A new date set for Fury vs Usyk on May 18th.
- Usyk expected to fight unbeaten Croatian Filip Hrgovic.
It had been billed as the biggest heavyweight fight in years and when Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk was finally announced it created plenty of interest with punters and international betting sites.
However, another bump in the road has been struck, as Fury has sustained an injury in training, meaning the fight will now take place in May.
When two heavyweights are due to face off in the ring, anticipation and expectation always reaches fever pitch.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have always been touted as the two best fighters in the division and the prospect of the two of them doing battle has always piqued the interest of boxing fans, punters, and betting sites.
A further delay in the two fighting has only added to the intrigue surrounding the bout and fans all have their fingers crossed that it will finally come to fruition in May.
Just 12 months ago, the prospect of anybody being able to beat Tyson Fury in the Heavyweight Division was laughed at by punters and online betting sites.
However, his stuttering performance over heavyweight rookie Francis Ngannou was a worrying one, with the sharks circling for Fury once more.
This latest setback in the quest to fight Oleksander Usyk will hurt Fury and with a nasty cut to his eye to boot, he has work to do ahead of their May battle.
Big boxing events in Saudi Arabia have now become the norm, with promoters targeting the sums of money generated from box office purchases, rather than bums on seats in the stadiums.
Alongside the prospective Fury and Usyk bout, Anthony Joshua will also be in action in the Gulf, taking the aforementioned Francis Ngannou on March 8th, in another blockbuster clash.
Usyk carries on regardless
Whilst the news that Fury and Usyk was postponed was a dagger to the hearts of punters and betting apps, Oleksandr Usyk has continued to train in anticipation of a fight on February 17th.
Unbeaten Croatian Filip Hrgovic has been making waves in the heavyweight division and a battle between the two is expected to be confirmed this week.
For Usyk, the consummate boxing warrior, it is sure to be just another day in the ring, whilst his date with Tyson Fury and destiny continues to roll on.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk has been talked about for years, yet with the fight only two weeks away, a freak injury to Fury has postponed the bout.
A new date of May 17th has been set in Saudi Arabia but whilst the two continue to trade blows verbally, the wait to see the two giants of the sport go at it continues.