Tyson Fury's Sparring Partner Breaks Silence After 'Freak Cut' Incident
The sparring partner responsible for the alleged ‘freak cut’ that forced Tyson Fury to postpone his highly anticipated fight against Oleksandr Usyk has broken his silence. Agron Smakici, a Croatian heavyweight with a professional record of 20-2, responded to the incident, asserting that the cut was the result of a clear punch.
Footage of the sparring session, where the incident occurred, has surfaced online, shedding light on the unexpected turn of events that led to the postponement of the Fury vs. Usyk bout scheduled for February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, disclosed to talkSPORT that the cut was sustained during a sparring session with the Croatian heavyweight Smakici. The revelation prompted speculation and discussions about the circumstances surrounding the incident.
In a text message reportedly sent to a third party, Smakici stated, “It was a clear punch, so I don’t feel bad.” SPORTbible has reached out to Smakici’s representatives for additional comments.
As the boxing world processes this unexpected development, reports suggest that Usyk’s team is exploring the possibility of arranging a bout with IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic on the original fight date.
Queensberry Promotions, Fury’s promotional team, stated in a press release that Fury’s condition will be assessed by doctors before determining the next steps and setting a new date for the unification title fight. The spokesperson emphasized the disappointment surrounding the postponement and expressed the commitment to work diligently with all stakeholders to reschedule the historic event as soon as possible.
The incident has added an unexpected layer of drama to the Fury vs. Usyk narrative, leaving fans eagerly awaiting updates on Fury’s recovery and the rescheduling of the highly anticipated heavyweight showdown.
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