• 22/06/2024 21:13

Fury's father suffered a bloody blow to his head during a clash with a member of Usik's team – video of the moment

ByИван Дунаев

May 13, 2024

 Fury's father bloodied his head during a skirmish with a member of Usik's team – video of the moment

Representatives of the boxers clashed heads in a fiery duel.

A skirmish broke out between the teams of world champion WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF Alexander Usik and WBC title holder Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, where the fight for the title of “absolute”.

Representatives of the boxers collided in a narrow corridor. During the quarrel, John Fury, the father of the British champion, headbutted one of the members of Usik’s delegation.

As a result of the collision, the father of the “Gypsy King” started bleeding on his forehead.

The Usyk-Fury fight will take place on May 18 in Riyadh. The fight was initially scheduled for February 17, but due to an injury the Briton received during one of the sparrings, it had to be postponed.

To avoid another breakdown of the fight, the organizers established sanctions , which will be applied to Usik or Fury if one of them does not enter the ring on May 18. Boxersface a huge fineif they refuse to fight on the scheduled date.

The winner of the Usyk-Fury fight will become the first undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

The last “absolute” in the heavyweight division was Lennox Lewis, who achieved this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield. Then the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake. The WBO belt was recognized as equal in 2007, so the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will become the first “absolute” heavyweight in history with four major titles.

It was previously reported that the winner of the fight between Usyk and Fury will be deprived of one of the championship belts.

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