Hearn: I think Fury will want to fight Usyk and prove people wrong

Hearn: I think Fury will want to fight Usyk and prove people wrong

According to Eddie, the Gypsy King has no plans to retire

Famous promoter Eddie Hearn believes that the WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury does not plan to retire and will fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion against the holder of the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO belts Alexandra Usika.

“He is not my ward. I can’t speak for him, but I don’t think he’ll retire. I think he’ll want to fight and prove people wrong. Fury is probably tired of boxing. She comes with a long career. And yet, I hope that the fight with Usyk will take place as quickly as possible.”

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 heavyweight champion 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 Entertainment Authority, 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 Usik 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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