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Oleksandr Usyk's immediate reaction to John Fury headbutt as Sky Sports interview interrupted

Oleksandr Usyk's immediate reaction to John Fury headbutt as Sky Sports interview interrupted

John Fury was left bleeding after he headbutted a member of Oleksandr Usyk’s team.

Oleksandr Usyk’s immediate reaction to John Fury headbutting a member of his team has been revealed.

On Monday afternoon, a pre-fight event in Saudi Arabia ahead of the much-anticipated bout between Usyk and Tyson Fury was marred by chaotic scenes.

Fury’s father, John, was left bleeding after being involved in an altercation with a member of Usyk’s team.

John was caught headbutting one of the Ukrainian’s entourage before shouting: “We can't be beat! We can't be beat!

“I live for this f***ing s***! I live for blood, guts and horror! Blood guts and horror! I live for this s***, my boy lives for this s***!”

In a video posted on YouTube, Usyk’s immediate reaction to the altercation was spotted after his interview with Sky Sports was interrupted.

You can watch the footage below, the video contains strong language.

As seen in the video, Usyk was relatively calm as he shouted towards his team in Ukrainian.

Fury's instant reaction was also caught on camera after he saw his father for the first time since the incident.

The 35-year-old said: "What’s happened to your head you silly c***?"

Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk has also spoken about the altercation, he said: “It’s normal for two teams to come together. I looked back and saw John Fury’s forehead bleeding. And that was already the point where I started to be a little cautious to what I said to Oleks, listen, let me jump in.

“I have an impression that one of our guys made the headbutt, hit him with the forehead. So I jumped in and said, 'hey guys, let’s calm down.' Then I came to the team and said if it was one of my guys, I give you my word it’s my responsibility, I promise you I will take care of that.”

He added: “That’s what I said to him. We shook hands, we hugged each other, we said bye-bye. Then I saw the video and it turned out to be a little bit different from my first impression.

“I will not take my apologies away because I wasn’t there to stop it, that’s my fault. On the other hand, it would be nice if we hear some apologies from John, because it was his behaviour.”

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/@usyk17

Topics: Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury, John Fury, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing News