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Leaked footage shows moment Tyson Fury suffered brutal injury that postponed Usyk fight

Leaked footage shows moment Tyson Fury suffered brutal injury that postponed Usyk fight

The heavyweight boxer suffered the horrific injury in a spar

New footage has revealed the moment that Tyson Fury sustained the horrific injury that caused the Oleksandr Usyk fight to be postponed.

The heavyweight boxer was set to face off against Usyk in the ring on 17 February in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

It was announced on 2 February that Fury had suffered an injury that required 'urgent medical attention', as a statement was released by Queensberry Productions on X, formerly Twitter.

The statement explained: "The cut, which opened above Fury's right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching, and will obviously require a period of recovery, scuppering any possibility of the fight with Usyk taking place on 17 February in Saudi Arabia,"

Fury shared his feelings towards the injury too: "I am absolutely devastated after preparing for this fight for so long and being in such super condition."

Fury and Usyk faced off in their press conference for the 'Ring of Fire'.
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He went on to say that he 'felt bad' for all those involved in organising the event, as well as Usyk's team.

The highly anticipated event was billed the 'Ring of Fire', though it is unclear how long it will be postponed for.

Leaked footage has since emerged, revealing the exact moment that Fury sustained the injury in sparring.

He can be seen going back and forth with his sparring partner, before a stray elbow seems to catch him above his eye following a hook.

Fury's coach can be heard in the background saying: "Whoa, stop!"

The heavyweight champion could then be seen checking the area for blood, before the video ends.

A truly annoying sight for any boxing fan, who would have been looking forward to see if Usyk could best Fury after defeating Anthony Joshua twice.

With the dates now up in the air, a lot of the boxing fans have become sceptical at the severity of the injury.

Fury sustained the deep cut while sparring.

One user commented on X: "All planned out for more preparation very obvious".

Another said: "That's it? damn imagine what Usyk would have done to him".

A third put: "That sparring partner got a bonus bigger than all of his fight purses put together and a huge thank you from team Fury".

Even his own fans felt the same way, with one saying: "More angles than the average fight, hate to say it as a fan of Fury but looks fishy".

Whether it's real or not, we're all awaiting the new date to be confirmed, but seeing as the cut and its stitches need to heal, it might not be for a while yet.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter / @MichaelBensonn

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing, Sport, News