Tyson Fury’s quest for the undisputed heavyweight title against Oleksandr Usyk has hit a setback as a “freak” cut above his right eye during training in Saudi Arabia forced the postponement of the bout scheduled for 17 February in Riyadh.
The injury required urgent medical attention and substantial stitching, prompting uncertainty about the recovery period.
If rescheduled, the match could determine the first undisputed champion in the four-belt era.
Fury, the WBC champion, and Usyk, holding the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts, had been primed for a historic clash.
The postponement has led to speculation about potential replacements and its impact on the heavyweight landscape, with concerns about bureaucratic hurdles affecting fans’ hopes for the ultimate showdown.
The news has sent shockwaves through the boxing community, leaving millions disappointed and uncertain about the eagerly awaited face-off to determine the best heavyweight.