Tyson Fury branded an 'embarrassment' over major U-turn as quotes come back to haunt him
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Tyson Fury has been branded as an ‘embarrassment’ over a major U-turn.
On Saturday, Fury recorded a controversial victory over former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The British heavyweight boxer was knocked down by the MMA star but took the victory via a split decision.
Speaking about the fight, Fury said: “It’s boxing. Some days you have good days and some days you don’t, and you crack on and continue and keep moving forward.”
However, Fury has now been criticised by many boxing fans after he appeared to make a huge U-turn regarding his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
Before the Ngannou fight, Fury said: “Usyk has to fight me in December, he doesn’t have a choice.
“He signed the contract so if he doesn’t, he’s breached the contract and he gets sued.”
However, speaking a day after the fight against Ngannou, Fury said: “We’ll put the biggest fight of our generation on the fight of the century for the undisputed championships of the world.
“See you all sometime next year, have a good Christmas if I don’t see you and a happy new year.”
These videos were taken two days apart lmao pic.twitter.com/KecDtsIwJn— Dan Canobbio (@DanCanobbio) October 30, 2023
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren said: “It is too soon to talk about what Tyson does right now but the Usyk fight is signed. It will go ahead but it will not be on the 23rd. It was crazy for some people to suggest that it could still go ahead on the 23rd.
“He is 35-years-old and has just done a 12-week training camp and has just been in a tough fight. He needs a break with his family, he needs to switch off and we will announce the date when we are ready. But the fight is signed. The fight will happen.
“It will happen early in the new year, late January or February. It will be up to Tyson, it is his body.”
“We have a contract that says the fight has to take place on Dec 23rd… Let Fury vacate his title first, then he can take his rest… Tyson - we must fight, we must do it, Dec 23rd. See you in the ring. I love you.”
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