Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis 2: Tyson Fury cut postpones Oleksandr Usyk showdown

Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis 2: Tyson Fury cut postpones Oleksandr Usyk showdown

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Whereas you happen to missed it, the extremely anticipated undisputed heavyweight world championship showdown between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been postponed. 

The Englishman suffered a cut above his eye within the final stages of his preparation for the fight, first and most fundamental throwing an almighty spanner within the works.

Tournament organiser, Turki Alalshikh, launched a assertion confirming your complete occasion had been postponed, leaving the undercard fighters scrambling as their plans furthermore got right here unstuck.

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In light of Tyson Fury’s surprising injury, we’re sending our easiest wishes for his swift and complete restoration 🙏
As a consequence, the eagerly awaited #RingOfFire heavyweight championship might be rescheduled
Now not to peril, your brand refunds are on us ❤️

Discontinuance tuned for further… pic.twitter.com/S3tFsABEOZ

— TURKI ALALSHIKH (@Turki_alalshikh) February 2, 2024

Then again, fortuitously the most fundamental occasion has now been rescheduled to Would possibly perchance per chance also 18 after Alalshikh printed on The MMA Hour that Fury and Usyk had agreed to the fresh date.

When will Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Brieidis 2 happen? 

“The first response was once shock,”  Opetaia’s supervisor Mick Francis told AAP after Fury’s injury looked as if it would salvage torpedoed his neatly-known particular person’s plans. 

The Ring cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia was once gearing up to rematch multiple-time champion Mairis Briedis for the vacant IBF title at 200-kilos sooner than the news of the cancellation of the occasion in February. 

Opetaia vacated the IBF title late final three hundred and sixty five days after the sanctioning physique threatened to strip him ought to peaceable he slither ahead with a bout against Ellis Zorro in Riyadh.

Aside from turn down the different, Opetaia dropped the strap and knocked Zorro out within the first round.

The undefeated Australian was once then discipline to salvage the chance to get cling of the title against Briedis, the man he dethroned for it abet in July 2022. 

But when Fury required 11 stitches in his eye after copping an injury in practicing, Opetaia’s plans looked to salvage long previous up in smoke. 

“That’s boxing, the ripple enact of 1 2nd within the ring,” Francis persisted.

“I’ve spoken to Jai and he acknowledged it’s a setback, a form of things, however is ready to fight the set apart and when he’s asked.”

Here is now seemingly to be on Would possibly perchance per chance also 18 with the duo to once again help as the co-predominant occasion for the Fury and Usyk showdown.

cant wait to rupture the rabbit.
huge appreciate to my brother @Turki_alalshikh the supreme fight of the century. Its regularly relating to the GK TYSON FURY ROLLES ON 😜🙏 pic.twitter.com/BQtKkKHWuN

— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 3, 2024

This model the 39-three hundred and sixty five days-mature Brieidis will must wait a small bit longer to step into the ring after already enduring an 18-month absence from it. 


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Tom Naghten is a senior editor for The Sporting Recordsdata Australia.

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