WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury revealed that he will need surgery on his right elbow after his win against Derek Chisora, so the fight with Oleksandr Usyk can be postponed. Both teams are in negotiations to hold the clash in the first part of 2023, but Fury’s injury may postpone the unification against Usyk.
I f***ed my hands up on Derek’s big head: Tyson Fury
‘The Gypsy King’ fought twice in 2022 and achieved victories in both of them by way of knockout. In April, he knocked out Dillian Whyte and officially announced his retirement from boxing, but came back and settled his trilogy against Chisora last weekend.
In the fight against Chisora, he repeatedly punished his rival and despite the fact that from the beginning it was seen that it was a one-sided fight, it was not until the tenth round that the confrontation was stopped.
Tyson said that the combinations in the fight might have caused damage to his elbow. However, he clarified that its not the same one which was injured in his fight against Deontay Wilder in 2021.
“I’ve got some hand problems and I’ve got to maybe have some surgery on my elbow. “After that, I’m ready for anybody…” Fury told ESPN, “I sort of f***ed my hands up tonight on Derek’s big head. And I’ve got some elbow problems.”
“I’ve got to maybe have surgery on my right elbow,” the Briton went on, “I had the left one done back in October  after the Wilder fight, so I’ve got to have it done. It will take about six to eight weeks to heal. We’ll see when we can be ready for this fight, we’ll see when it can be made.”
“Erm, we’ll see, we’ll see. I’m not a doctor. Where I am now, I feel great,” Fury added, “I hope I don’t have anything to mess up anything. Looking forward to a massive 2023…”
Tyson Fury expects the Usyk fight in February or March 2023
After the match, Fury confronted IBF, WBA, and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk and confessed that he was ready to finally unify the belts, sans the IBF one, in turn rendering their upcoming fight not an undisputed heavyweight clash.
Regarding the future venue, Fury said he was open to holding it at a location that suits both parties.
“Frank Warren and Bob Arum having been telling me it [the Usyk fight] might be end of February, early March,” Fury concluded, “Let’s do it.” [H/T talkSPORT]