White’s brother: Usyk is one of the best fighters in history. Why would Fury go against him if he’s not 100 percent ready?

White’s brother: Usyk is one of the best fighters in history.  Why would Fury go against him if he’s not 100 percent ready?

Dean White believes Fury made the right decision to postpone the fight with Usyk

Brother of the former “interim” WBC champion Dillian Whyte Dean White — commented on the postponement of the fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion between the holder of the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO belts Alexander Usik and WBC belt holder Tyson Fury.

“This is boxing, in the heavyweight division anything can happen. When you spar, you can get hit with your head or elbow, causing cuts. We know Fury tends to pull out of fights, but this cut was very large.”

“I won’t be angry that he withdrew. What should he do? Going up against the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world and the unified heavyweight champion? This is madness. Usik is one of the best fighters in the history of the first heavyweight and super heavyweight division. Why would Fury go against him if he’s not 100 percent ready?

“I’m not sure this cut will heal in 3.5 months. Let’s see. But we know for sure that Usik will aim at this eye. We’ll see what Fury does, but it’s a great fight. I’m going to watch it and see what happens.”

The fight for the absolute title was supposed to take place in Riyadh on February 17. Lennox Lewis was appointed special guest of the event, and the undercard included fights between former IBF world champion in the first heavyweight division Jay Opetai, 19-year-old Moses Itauma and IBF world super featherweight champion Joe Cordina.

However, two weeks before the fight with Usyk, Fury was injured during sparring. The Briton’s injury required stitches, due to which Tyson will not have time to recover for the fight with Usyk. Dean White’s opinion is echoed by British cutman Jorge Capetillo, who believes that the Gypsy King will need at least three months to recover.

The Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Entertainment, Turki Al al-Sheikh, announced that the February 17 boxing evening in Riyadh has been canceled and purchased tickets will be refunded.

Soon, the unification fight for the title of absolute world champion in heavyweight received a new date – Fury and Usyk should meet in the ring on May 18. The event, as before, will be hosted by the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

Penalties for boxers who refuse to fight are $10 million. At the same time, the contract for the fight between the Ukrainian and the British has a rematch clause.

Source: Sportarena

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