Tyson Fury's highly anticipated bout with Oleksandr Usyk could be facing another setback, according to a former world champion.
Fury and Usyk were originally scheduled to go head-to-head in April, but failed to reach a suitable agreement. The fight was then set to take place in December, but was canceled after Fury's lackluster performance against Francis Ngannou.
The new date for the heavyweight clash is February 17, but former unified super-middleweight champion Carl Froch believes it could be pushed back to March if Fury doesn't stay focused during the festive season.
Concerns About Fury's Conditioning
Froch expressed concerns about Fury's physical condition, suggesting that he may want to relax and enjoy the holidays rather than train for the upcoming fight. He mentioned Fury's large family and the temptation to let loose during Christmas and New Year's.
Hopes for February
Despite his reservations, Froch remains optimistic that the Fury-Usyk fight will happen in February. He emphasized the importance of the bout and the unification of the heavyweight division.
Criticism of Fury's Previous Fight
Froch was among the critics of Fury's controversial crossover clash with Ngannou. He believed that Ngannou put up a strong fight and may have even won, despite Fury being declared the victor.
It remains to be seen whether the Fury-Usyk showdown will face another delay, but fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this historic bout.
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