Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk: “I Was Really Trying to Move a Lot Like Usyk” Explain Smakici

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“I Was Really Trying to Move a Lot Like Usyk”: Tyson Fury’s Sparring Partner Explains How Gypsy King Got the Cut Above Eye, Feeling Sad for Cancelling the Biggest Fight

A sparring mishap involving Croatian heavyweight Agron Smakici has led to an unintentional cut above Tyson Fury‘s eye. Well, this injury led to the postponement of the highly anticipated bout against Oleksandr Usyk. The incident, captured in footage, prompted His Excellency Turki Alalshikh to cancel the scheduled event on Feb 17th.

The fans have been assured of the ticket refunds. The rescheduled date for the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight is now set for May 18th. Even though there have been claims that Smakici doesn’t feel any remorse about his actions, he has stated in an interview that he’s quite sad about the entire situation.

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Agron Smakici explains the video from his perspective

Smakici recently joined Tyson Fury’s sparring partners, a team that initially included Jai Opetaia and Moses Itauma. His addition wasn’t unexpected, given his history of sparring with top heavyweights, including Anthony Joshua. The southpaw was enlisted by Team AJ to aid Joshua in preparing for his clash with Otto Wallin and served as a key sparring partner for Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk in August 2022.

However, he addressed the situation himself in an interview with iFL TV, where he spoke about how it’s “bulls**t” when the people claimed that he doesn’t feel bad about inflicting pain on Fury. Moreover, he talked about his intention during the sparring session, “I was asking Mr sugar, ‘What kind of spying should I do?’ So he say, ‘Just do free, however you feel.’ So I was really trying to move a lot like Usyk, avoiding punches, hitting the body. And I do also professional wrestling and that so, I was also good in good in wrestle with him.

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Furthermore, he added, “So I think it was everything good he was not in shape or something like people are writing.” In this interview, he showed a lot of respect for Fury. However, his actions might put Fury on a break for the next 90 days.

Tyson Fury’s wound requires effective healing



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The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, faces a recovery period of “at least 90 days” before he can fully engage in sparring again. According to his cut man Jorge Capetillo, the severity of the cut demands thorough healing before Tyson can resume training or enter camp. Capetillo emphasized the need for Tyson’s injury to heal effectively to prevent the cut from reopening during a fight, particularly against Oleksandr Usyk.

Capetillo said, “I would say it will take 90 days at least to recover from a cut in sparring. Hopefully the fight can happen in the summer because it’s such unfortunate news.” Later he also added that these things happen, and it’s all part of the process. Moreover, he was also inspired by the hunger of ‘The Gypsy King’ for this bout, but nobody can surpass their destiny.

Now, the new date is in May, which gives the WBC titlist enough time to recover and get ready for the fight. What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments section.


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