Warren: I really like Fury. If I thought he was going to lose, I would have tried to persuade him to get out of the deal with Usyk

Warren: I really like Fury.  If I thought he was going to lose, I would have tried to persuade him to get out of the deal with Usyk

Frank believes that the Gypsy King can recover and become the absolute world champion

Frank WarrenWBC champion promoter Tyson Furybelieves that the Briton remains the favorite in the fight for the undisputed title with the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO heavyweight world champion Alexander Usik, despite the complex injury and the postponement of the fight.

“I have a lot of faith in Fury. I think he’s the best heavyweight.”

“Obviously people think that the Ngannou fight left a number of questions. It seems to me that Tyson didn’t strain himself and seemed to be on a day off, but he still won.”

“Look at Usyk in the fight with Dubois. Daniel showed Usyk’s weaknesses. He showed that Usyk is vulnerable. Will Fury use these signs? I don’t know. I really like Fury, he’s my favorite. If I thought he was going to lose, I would have tried to persuade him to get out of the deal with Usyk.”

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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