Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury: Promoter Frank Warren on Briton’s cut

Promoter Frank Warren says Tyson Fury had been “training like a demon” and it is “ridiculous” to question the legitimacy of the Briton’s eye injury.

Heavyweight Fury, 35, had been due to fight Oleksandr Usyk on 17 February but withdrew from the contest after sustaining a cut in sparring.

The undisputed title fight has been rescheduled for 18 May in Saudi Arabia.

“Tyson wants [the fight]. Some of the stuff that’s been going out, I’ve never heard anything like it,” Warren said.

Fury is the WBC champion while Ukraine’s Usyk, 37, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

Their bout in Riyadh is set to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era.

“I don’t understand how these people get living out of this game,” Warren said of those questioning Fury.

“Has Tyson got make-believe stiches in his eye? What they’re saying is libellous and scandalous.”

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