Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will not fight for the undisputed heavyweight title on 17 February after the Englishman suffered a cut in sparring.


The Gypsy King suffered a serious cut on Friday, requiring stitches, meaning he will not be able to box in two weeks in Saudi Arabia as scheduled.


Reports say Usyk’s team are now looking at fighting IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic instead, although there is still hope that Fury and Usyk will meet later in the year,


A statement from Queensberry Promotions said the cut, which opened above Fury’s right eye, required urgent medical attention and significant stitching and will obviously require a period of recovery.


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