Tyson Fury’s father apologises after headbutting Oleksandr Usyk team member

Tyson Fury’s father apologises after headbutting Oleksandr Usyk team member

John Fury, the father of Tyson Fury, has issued a formal expression of regret subsequent to an altercation with a member of Oleksandr Usyk’s entourage on the previous Monday, a mere five days ahead of the eagerly awaited heavyweight championship clash.

The altercation, which transpired in Saudi Arabia and led to John sustaining a laceration on his forehead, was extensively captured on video.

Recordings disseminated by iFL TV and Usyk’s nutritional specialist, Mykola Tkachenko, chronicled the incident, wherein John engaged in a head-on collision with Stanislav Stepchuk, a member of Usyk’s support staff.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are slated to engage in combat in Riyadh on the 18th of May, with the objective of establishing the foremost undisputed heavyweight titlist in a span of 24 years, contingent upon the outcome not culminating in a stalemate.

Both pugilists boast unblemished records, with Fury reigning as the WBC champion and Usyk as the unified titleholder.

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John Fury, a former pugilist and bare-knuckle combatant, plays an active role in the coaching staffs of both Tyson and his half-sibling Tommy Fury.

Renowned for his vociferous demeanor throughout fight weeks, John has frequently garnered attention in recent times.

Following the incident, John expressed his remorse in an interview with Seconds Out: “Sincere apologies to everybody involved, to be honest with you. It’s just the way we are. Emotions and tensions are running high.”

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He added, “He was a very disrespectful fella, wasn’t he? Everybody knows, if you come close in a fighting man’s space, you’re gonna ‘cop for something’, aren’t you?

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