Tyson Fury pulls out from the Usyk fight: “I am absolutely devastated”

Tyson Fury forced to withdraw from the event because of a deep eye cut. New date will be announced after the doctors complete their observation.

by Aryan Lakhani
Tyson Fury pulls out from the Usyk fight: “I am absolutely devastated”
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Tyson Fury has been forced to withdraw from the championship bout against Oleksandr Usyk due to a deep eye scar. This news is going to make many fans frown because people were eagerly waiting to see this fight. Shockingly, out of the blue, it will now be deferred to a later date.

The doctors are going to monitor Tyson Fury’s injury and will soon announce when he will be fit enough to make a return.

Fury got cut during a sparring session and is as disheartened as the fans are because he, too, was eagerly waiting for this fight to materialize.

The recent cinematic trailer got people even more excited than they already were, but the wait extends; boxing fans will have to show a little more patience as it will take a few more months for the fight to take place.

Tyson Fury on the last minute withdrawal

“I am absolutely devastated after preparing for this fight for so long and being in such a superb condition,” Fury said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

“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 apologize 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”.

Official statement from Queensbury’ spokesperson

“The cut … required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, and will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17th February in Saudi Arabia, Once the doctors have appraised Tyson’s eye, we will have a better idea of the period of recovery needed, once known we will work diligently with all the stakeholders and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reschedule the fight as soon as possible and will of course keep everyone updated with developments”.

Tyson Fury