(Video) The moment Tyson Fury gets cut while sparring, ruining Usyk fight in Riyadh

The use of a headgear is important as it protects against superficial injuries such as cuts and abrasions. However, the recent incident involving WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has left us questioning the efficacy of this protective gear.

Fury is currently preparing for the highly-anticipated title match against WBA, IBF, and WBO kingpin Oleksandr Usyk. The clash was initially slated for Saturday, February 17, 2024. The event is set to take place at the Kingdom Hall in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

However, Fury encountered a severe gash during his rigorous training session.

Regrettably, Fury’s injury has compelled the event promoters to postpone the championship bout.

A spokesperson expressed his disappointment in a release: “Whilst this is still breaking news it is clearly a massive disappointment, after the work that has been done by so many people to finally deliver this historic event to the world.”

The specific details of Fury’s injury are yet to emerge fully. The focus now shifts to the medical evaluation of Tyson’s eye, a crucial step to determine the required recovery period. The spokesperson added, “Once the doctors have appraised Tyson’s eye, we will have a better idea of the period of recovery needed. Once known we will work diligently with all the stakeholders and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reschedule this fight as soon as possible and will of course keep everyone updated with developments.”

Fury himself expressed his determination on social media. He posted a picture of himself on Instagram along with the caption, “Can’t help getting injured in sparring but what I can say was Usyk was in trouble, I am in fantastic shape. I will reschedule as soon as I can. 2024 a massive year for team GK.”

As one door closes, another opens. Former opponent Francis Ngannou is quick to seize the opportunity presented by Fury’s unfortunate situation.

Ngannou is set to face Anthony Joshua on March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It seems like he has aspirations to capitalize on the void left by Fury’s postponed bout.

While details regarding Fury’s injury are expected to unfold in the coming days, the boxing world remains on the edge of their seats. They are eagerly awaiting updates on the rescheduled clash.