Why Fury made Ukraine comment after Usyk fight - Warren

Mon, May 20, 2024
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By Izuchukwu Okosi

Top boxing promoter Frank Warren has defended his client Tyson Fury for his comments in the aftermath of his heavyweight boxing fight against Oleksandr Usyk in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia in the early hours of Sunday.

Usyk won the unification fight and became the first heavyweight boxer in 25 years to unify all the belts – IBF, WBO, WBC and IBO when he rallied to defeat Tyson Fury who had a better start.

Usyk delivered some devastating punches from the ninth round which swung the tide in his favour.

Fury said ringside after the fight that Usyk was awarded a victory for sentimental reasons as his native Ukraine are embroiled in a war.

“His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war,” Fury said in the ring after suffering the first loss of his professional boxing career.

“I believe I won that fight, I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them.

“We both put on a good fight. His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war,” Fury fumed.

Warren on Monday linked Fury’s infamous words to him suffering from a health issue.

Warren passionately defended Fury during an appearance on talkSPORT.

The 72-year-old, who has been promoting Fury since 2018, reminded everyone that the British heavyweight has been battling bipolar disorder for years.

“I get quite angry. I’ve just got back and I’m reading some of the reports.” Warren said about the reaction to Fury’s post-fight interview.

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20th MAY, 2024.

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