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Fury's manager reveals why Usyk rematch moved to December

BoxingMay 30, 21:54
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to clash again in a highly awaited rematch scheduled for December 21.
Originally planned for October, the fight has been postponed, with Fury's manager Spencer Brown providing insights into the reasons behind this change.
The initial bout between Fury and Usyk took place earlier this month after significant delays, primarily due to an injury sustained by Fury.
This first encounter was marked by intense back-and-forth action, with Usyk even managing to knock Fury down at one point.
Ultimately, Usyk emerged victorious via split decision, thereby unifying the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles and becoming the first undisputed champion in the heavyweight division in nearly 25 years, a feat last achieved by Lennox Lewis, albeit with three titles.
The rematch clause was a pre-existing condition in the original contract, guaranteeing a second fight regardless of the outcome of the first. On Wednesday, it was officially announced that the rematch would take place just a few days before Christmas.
In an interview with Boxing Social, Spencer Brown elaborated on the circumstances leading to the rescheduling.
He emphasized that the rematch was always intended to happen, contingent on the physical condition of the fighters post-first bout. While Usyk sustained minor injuries that require time to heal, Fury is ready and eager to return to the ring.
Brown mentioned that Fury is taking advantage of this period to spend time with his family, which is a positive aspect of the delay.
He downplayed any notion of frustration from Fury regarding the delay, suggesting that the fighter views the postponement as a chance to refine his strategy. Brown anticipates another electrifying match, comparing it to legendary bouts such as the "Thrilla in Manila."
Frank Warren, who is currently in Saudi Arabia for another significant event, also weighed in on the forthcoming rematch through DAZN.
He described the first fight as an extraordinary spectacle and the most significant heavyweight clash of the 21st century.
Both fighters delivered their utmost effort, leaving nothing behind in the ring, and their eagerness for a rematch promises another monumental event.
As both Fury and Usyk take a brief respite, they are expected to return to their training camps soon, gearing up for what is sure to be another historic night in the world of boxing.
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