Usyk’s promoter revealed what will happen if Fury disrupts fight again

Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Krasiuk, the promoter of WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, stated that Usyk will box on May 18 in any case, in an interview with Ukrainian outlet Sport Arena on Feb. 10.

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"Usyk has to box on May 18 under any circumstances, even if Fury withdraws again,” he said.

“Another opponent must be scheduled on the undercard,” he said, indicating that Usyk was preparing contingencies in case Fury is a no-show.

“As is usually done at big shows, if the main fighter withdraws, the second fighter replaces him. If for some reason the second fighter is unable to perform, then the third fighter, who is supposed to be his opponent, becomes a participant in the main event.”

The Usyk-Fury fight was supposed to take place on Feb. 17, but Tyson was injured during a sparring session in training camp and the fight was postponed to May 18.

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Earlier, it became known that Usyk’s contract for the fight with Fury will grant him more money than Klitschko received for his fight in Moscow in 2013 when he got $17 million.

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