Fracas Erupts in Fury vs. Usyk Build-Up: Tyson Fury’s Father Injured

Tensions flared in the lead-up to Saturday’s highly anticipated undisputed world heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk as a fracas erupted involving John Fury, Tyson’s father, and members of Usyk’s camp. The incident occurred during the build-up activities at a hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, leaving John Fury with a forehead cut and blood running down his face.

Videos circulating on social media captured the intense altercation, with John Fury being restrained as members of Usyk’s entourage chanted their fighter’s name. Speaking to Sky Sports following the incident, John Fury expressed his frustration at the disrespect shown towards his son, whom he hailed as “the best ever heavyweight to wear a pair of boxing gloves.”

Fury recounted the confrontation, stating that he felt compelled to defend his son’s honor in the face of provocation. Despite calls for apology from Usyk’s camp, John Fury remained steadfast, asserting that he acted as any warrior would when confronted with such disrespect.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury, focused solely on his upcoming bout, distanced himself from the altercation, emphasizing his commitment to “get the job done and go home and rest.” Saudi authorities confirmed no charges have been filed in connection with the incident.

Usyk’s manager, Alexander Krassyuk, called for an apology from John Fury, citing the need for exemplary behavior in the sport. Krassyuk emphasized the significance of setting a positive example for the younger generation of boxing enthusiasts.

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