Tyson Fury’s manager slams Team Usyk: “I was really angry with what he said”
There is no love lost between the camps of world heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk as now Fury’s manager reveals that he was ‘really angry’ with what his opponent’s team has said.
The back and forth began in earnest when Fury revealed last week that he had been cut in sparring. It was an uppercut from a Croatian out in camp in Saudi Arabia that meant he had to have 11 stitches and postpone the original fight date of February 17. The historic undisputed clash will now take place on May 17 once Fury has had time to recover and get back into camp.
Representatives of both men have had plenty to say on this matter, while Fury himself has had to come out and say he will not be retiring in light of the injury as many onlookers have doubted the cut’s validity.
“When we done the deal for the site, very easy to deal with people, good people, I can’t slag them off for that, but what I will say is I was really really angry [with their comments].
“We thought he was talking about Tyson’s wife. That’s a different kettle of fish, and to call that man a coward is bang out of order. And disrespectful. The man’s had a cut.
“Has my opinion changed? I think it was in the heat of the moment but you can’t talk to Tyson Fury like that.”
When all is said and done, the men will be hoping to finally settle their differences in the ring on May 18.