- Fury vs. Usyk fight postponed due to accidental cut from sparring session with Smakici. New date to be announced soon.
- Smakici, a 6’6″ southpaw heavyweight, is helping Fury prepare for the bout. He has a record of 20 wins and 2 losses.
- David Haye, who was set to fight Fury in the past, sympathizes with the postponement as he experienced a similar cut from a Croatian boxer.
In a sparring session, Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakici accidentally cut Tyson Fury above the eye with an elbow, and footage capturing the incident has surfaced. As a consequence, the highly anticipated bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, initially scheduled for Feb 17th, has been postponed.
His Excellency Turki Alalshikh declared that the event on Feb 17th has been canceled, and ticket refunds will be facilitated. The rescheduling of the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight for a new date is forthcoming.
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Who is Agron Smakici?
The Croatian Boxer Is A Southpaw
Smakici, a professional heavyweight boasting a record of 20 wins and 2 losses, stands tall at 6’6 and utilizes a southpaw stance. Currently aiding Tyson Fury in his preparations for the upcoming bout against Usyk, Smakici encountered a recent setback in a European title fight, suffering a technical knockout loss to Agit Kabayel.
In 2019, he also experienced a knockout defeat at the hands of Zhan Kossobutskiy. However, Smakici rebounded in his most recent match, securing a victory against journeyman Jozsef Kormany, who holds a record of 50 losses.
In an ironic turn of events, David Haye, previously slated to face Tyson Fury, encountered a similar fate with a cut during his training camp, inflicted by a Croatian boxer.
Reflecting on the postponement of the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk bout, Haye shared his empathy:
“Fury suffers a cut a couple of weeks before the fight. I know that pain all too well – in 2013 when I was scheduled to fight Tyson Fury, I suffered a cut. And oh did I not hear the end of it from him. I actually remember at the time thinking, ‘I hope one day before one of his big fights he has to suffer this, he’s been that much of a dick about it,’ and here we are. But I don’t feel that good about it at all.”
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Tyson Fury Issues Statement After Postponing Usyk Fight
The Gypsy King Issued An Apology
Tyson Fury expressed his deep disappointment regarding the postponement of the Oleksandr Usyk fight in the following 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 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 Saudi Arabia.”