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The Boxer Who Cut Tyson Fury's Eyes During Sparring by Jeboy(m): 8:05pm On Feb 04
The fighter who was responsible for causing Tyson Fury's fight-ending cut has reportedly issued a blunt verdict, saying: "I don't feel bad."

Fury was scheduled to fight Oleksandr Usyk on February 17 in Saudi Arabia for the undisputed world heavyweight title, however, it has since been postponed and will now take place on May 18 2024.

That is due to the Gypsy King suffering a cut above his eye that required 15 stitches and left wife Paris Fury 'shaking'.

The man who Fury was fighting in sparring was Argon Smakici - a Croatian boxer and MMA fighter.

According to Boxing Talk, Smakici responded to the fight postponement by telling them: "It was a clear punch so I don't feel bad."

That's despite Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, stating that it was the Croatian's elbow that caught his client - and footage of the incident appears to back that up.

As a result of the injury, the fight has been rescheduled for May 18.

Explaining what happened in the incident, Warren explained: “It happened this morning (Friday) in sparring with a Croatian heavyweight who caught his eye with his elbow.

“I can’t tell you how gutted everybody is and I obviously feel for Tyson, I feel for Usyk and I feel sorry for His Excellency Turki Alalshikh and everyone who works at the Riyadh Season because this is an event that we all worked hard to make happen and unfortunately it’s going to be postponed now.”

Asked if he believes the fight will still happen, Warren said: “Of course I do. It’s what everybody signed up for.


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