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Oleksandr Usyk Misses Birth of Daughter Due to Training Camp for Postponed Tyson Fury Clash

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Talk of a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury has been ongoing for the better part of a year, and the two had been set to fight in February, but the bout has to be postponed due to a nasty cut sustained by the British fighter during sparring.

The clash between the two heavyweight fighters will now take place in May though seemingly the Ukrainian has already suffered a great deal ahead of their long awaited clash.

Last month, Usyk revealed that he missed the birth of his daughter as he was away in a training camp in Spain, getting prepared for the original February fight date, and clearly, it’s something that still rankles the talented boxer.

“I have sacrificed a lot [for this fight]. I did not celebrate any holidays – not New Year’s Eve, not my birthday, nor the birthdays of my children that took place while I was training,” Usky explained.

“I was not with my wife when she gave birth, even though I should have been there, in the [hospital] corridors. Probably not right next to her because [giving birth] is her business. But [I should have been outside] in the corridor, where I could hear my new baby daughter crying.” Usyk added.

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Usyk retains an unblemished 21-0 pro boxing record, with two of his last three victories coming via successes over Fury’s fellow Brit, Anthony Joshua. On the postponement of their clash, Usyk was fairly calm and measured, stating,

“I’m still happy – things happen, it’s life.”

“I’m very happy because I now go to Ukraine. I see my two daughters and my wife. I go to my church and pray. A little bit of rest and back to my camp.”

Indeed, so focused was Usyk on his training that it was his wife who knew about the postponement before he did,

"Even my wife found out first because I was training. After sparring I was in the ring and information started to come through and I had a lot of messages on my phone. But my wife was not angry that I had missed the birth. It's my job and she is very smart. I am at my training camp and my wife says, 'No problem, you have to work, Alex.'"

All four titles are on the line when the two meet in May, and due to his original postponement, Fury stands to lose over $12 million if he pulls out again, and Usyk is ready and waiting either way.

"We have to treat this more seriously. This is a very important and anticipated fight for the whole world and we have to treat this professionally. If someone is trying to play me, they are playing by my rules," Usyk concluded.




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