Tyson Fury (left) and Oleksandr Usyk during a press conference at Outernet London. Picture date: Thursday November 16, 2023. PA Photo. See PA story BOXING Riyadh. Photo credit should read: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior consent from rights holder.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will not fight this month as planned (Picture: PA)

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will not fight for the undisputed heavyweight title on 17 February after the Englishman suffered a cut in sparring.

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.’

More to follow…


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