The Gypsy King has reportedly suffered the cut on Friday (2 February) and it will require stitches, meaning he will not be able to box in two weeks.
Boxing News reports that Usyk’s team are now looking at fighting IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic instead.
There is still hope that Fury and Usyk will meet later in the year, with Gareth A Davies reporting that the unification bout is ‘likely’ to be moved to June or July.
Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reports: ‘Impression Team Usyk has been left with is it could be several months before Fury is be ready to fight.’
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