Gareth A. Davies says Tyson Fury was “on fire” in training camp recently, doing well in sparring, before he suffered the injury causing the postponement of his fight with unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Davies says Fury is the equivalent of a “Rolls-Royce” in terms of being a multi-million dollar sports figure. Certainly, his popularity and past work make him important for May 18th.
The Fury-Usyk undisputed fight is now rescheduled for May 18th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and there’s a lot of concern whether Fury will make it through camp without his fresh cut opening up.
Either fighter must pay a $10 million penalty if they can’t get through training camp, and you would think Fury would be the more likely to wind up paying it.
Reports of Sparring Domination
“Hearing what Shane Fury, his brother, has to say. He was on fire during camp. Hearing that, he was dominating sparring partners. Moses Itauma was out there and Jai Opetaia. My understanding of it was, he was on fire in camp,” said Gareth A. Davies to talkSPORT Boxing, talking about Tyson Fury.
“He’s chastened by that performance against Francis Ngannou. He wants to prove something, and I think he can.
The $10 Million Question
I’m sure that they will not be taking Usyk lightly, and if he’s not ready to get in there, he’ll have to forfeit the $10 million. He won’t.
“He’ll step in there. He told His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, ‘I’ll go in there all stitched up in two weeks.’ You can’t. When it’s such an obvious cut in an area that can open up like that, they can’t go on.
Tyson Fury: Multi-Million Dollar “Rolls Royce”
“He’s a multi-million dollar sports figure now,” said Gareth, gushing about Fury. “He’s a Rolls Royce in lots of ways. I think he’ll be ready [for May 18th], and it’s a bigger fight than it was three weeks ago.”
There’s more time to promote the Fury vs. Usyk fight, so that could be a good thing. However, many fans are tired of Fury, viewing him as sneaky, and not wanting this fight with Usyk.
“What we got was conflict resolution that crushed every conspiracy out there. Let’s look at that five-fight plan. I think there will be two fights with Usyk. I see one fight with Anthony Joshua. I’m not sure I see another fight with Francis Ngannou,” said Gareth.