Tyson Fury's highly anticipated heavyweight clash with Oleksandr Usyk is in danger of being pushed back once again, according to reports. The two fighters were originally scheduled to face off in April but failed to reach an agreement. They were then set to compete in a multi-million-pound showdown in Saudi Arabia on December 23, but the fight was canceled after Fury's disappointing performance against Francis Ngannou. The new date for the fight is February 17, but former unified super-middleweight champ Carl Froch believes it could be delayed until March if Fury indulges too much during the festive season.
Concerns Over Fury's Holiday Celebrations
Carl Froch expressed concerns about Fury's ability to stay in shape during the holiday season. He mentioned that Fury may want to relax and enjoy time with his family, which could potentially impact his training schedule. Froch speculated that the fight might get pushed back until March due to Fury's desire to have a good Christmas and New Year.
Optimism for the Fight
Despite his reservations, Froch remains optimistic that the Fury-Usyk fight will take place. He emphasized the importance of the unification bout and expressed hope that it will happen in February as scheduled. Froch, like many others, believes that the fight between Fury and Usyk is a must-see event for boxing fans.
Fury's Controversial Clash with Ngannou
During the interview, Froch also discussed Fury's recent crossover clash with Francis Ngannou. He expressed his belief that Ngannou performed exceptionally well for a debutant and questioned Fury's victory in the split decision. Froch praised Ngannou's counterpunching and felt that he may have won the fight, especially after landing a knockdown in the third round.
As of now, the Fury-Usyk fight is still scheduled for February 17, but fans will have to wait and see if any further delays occur. Boxing enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating this heavyweight showdown, hoping it lives up to the hype.
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