Tyson Fury has pulled out of the fight with Usyk because he suffered a severe cut in sparring that required urgent medical attention and stitching. The cut was over his right eye and was caused by a punch from his sparring partner. The fight was scheduled for February 17, 2024 in Saudi Arabia, and it was supposed to be a historic event to crown the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Tyson Fury is the WBC heavyweight champion, and he has a record of 34 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw. He is known for his charisma, boxing skills, and comeback story, as he overcame depression, addiction, and obesity to reclaim his titles. He defeated Deontay Wilder twice and Francis Ngannou once in his last three fights.
Oleksandr Usyk is the WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight champion, and he has a record of 21 wins and 0 losses. He is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, and he is regarded as one of the best technical boxers in the world. He defeated Anthony Joshua twice and Daniel Dubois once in his last three fights.
The fight between Fury and Usyk was highly anticipated by fans and experts, as it was a rare opportunity to see all four major belts unified in the heavyweight division. The last time this happened was in 1999, when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield2. The fight was also expected to be a clash of styles, as Fury is a tall, elusive, and powerful fighter, while Usyk is a smaller, faster, and more technical fighter.
The postponement of the fight has disappointed many people, especially those who had booked tickets, flights, and hotels to attend the event in Saudi Arabia. However, both Fury and Usyk have expressed their hope to reschedule the fight as soon as possible, once Fury recovers from his injury. They have also shown respect and sportsmanship towards each other, and have vowed to give the fans a great show when they finally meet in the ring.