Fury vs. Usyk: The Saga Continues

By Charles Brun - 02/17/2024 - Comments

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk was supposed to be starting now, as February 17th was the original date of their fight. Unfortunately, Fury suffered an eye injury, and the two will be fighting on the rescheduled date of May 18th for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight world title fight.

Fury Ruined Everything?

Fury ruined the plans for the February 17th fight with his injury, and now all we can hope is that the aging 35-year-old doesn’t break down once again, causing the fight to be canceled completely.

Let’s be honest here. Fury wrecked everything for the February 17th fight with his injury. It’s a buzzkill, given all the build-up that had gone into it, and now all we can do is hope he doesn’t fall apart before the new date.

Physically, Fury is not young and looks considerably older than his age. We don’t know what will happen in Fury’s training camp for the rescheduled May 18th date. If he actually spars, which some believe he shouldn’t, his injured eye could burst open again, resulting in the fight being called off.

On the flip side, if Fury goes through the motions, taking it easy during camp, he’s not going to be ready physically to take on the talented IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) on May 18th. Either way, Fury is up the creek for this fight, but he’ll have a handy excuse to give the boxing public afterward.

Sparring Partner Beatdowns

Fans on social media still believe that Fury intentionally weaseled out of the fight after getting bounced around by his sparring partners.

If they say it is true, it had to have been a shock to Fury getting beaten black & blue in camp and realizing that he’s no longer the guy that had dominated Deontay Wilder and beaten 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko many years ago. Fury was probably, ‘What happened? Why am I getting thrashed by these random sparring partners?’

Will It Even Happen?

Some fans feel like something will prevent this from happening in May, too. There’s a $10 million penalty for either fighter if they pull out of this fight, which will hopefully keep them on track. $10 million smackers sounds like a lot of money to the average fan, but not when you’re filthy rich like Fury.