07 Feb

Al-Sheikh Clears the Air: Fury's Courage Against Usyk Undoubted

Turki Al-Sheikh, the bigwig at Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority, threw a punch at rumors claiming Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) is shying away from a brawl with Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs):

"Let's clear the air on something crucial. I was all in for this clash. I even shoved my health woes and a New York hospital stint scheduled for early March to the backburner for it. My health's on the line here.

Thinking Fury's got cold feet? Not a chance. I wouldn't gamble my time on it. The man's nursing a cut. Remember, even Foreman and Ali had their dance delayed in '74," Al-Sheikh spilled on MMA Hour.

The eagerly awaited Usyk vs. Fury face-off got pushed from February 17 to May 18, thanks to the Brit's injury snag.