Tyson Fury should still be in Saudi Arabia preparing for the biggest fight of his life on February 17 – instead he is back home in the cold and rain of England.
‘The Gypsy King’ was forced to postpone his world heavyweight title unification match vs Oleksandr Usyk after sustaining a ‘freak cut’ in sparring last Friday.
Fury (34-0-1) suffered the injury during sparring with Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakici, and had 11 stitches for the wound which scuppered that February 17 date.
Just 24 hours on, and Fury and Turki Alalshikh were announcing a rescheduled date of Saturday May 18, before Fury headed home to wife Paris and their seven children.
Fury took to social media on Tuesday morning as he returned to “real life” in Lancashire as he lets the cut heal before returning to the gym.
He said: “Back to reality today, back to the gold old Morecambe Bay weather – rain, wind, cold. Back to the school runs. Back to real life stuff.”
“Can’t wait to get back into training camp in Saudi, and ABSOLUTELY SMASH IT.”
Fury vs Usyk penalty clause
Fury and Usyk now apparently also have 10million more reasons to make sure they are on time for that May date, with Alalshikh announcing a penalty clause for the massive shown.
He claims if either fighter pulls out of the rescheduled date, they will give up $10million to the other, while the fighter left high and dry will also get another ‘big fight’.
You have to go back to 1999 of course to find the last time boxing crowned an undisputed world heavyweight champion, in the shape of another Briton Lennox Lewis. For now, the wait goes on.