Oscar De La Hoya Supports Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Postponement Decision: “It’s a Real Cut”

Published 02/08/2024, 2:25 PM EST

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The boxing world was left reeling with news of a postponement. Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, a match eagerly awaited, hit a snag. Why? Fury suffered a cut. But not just any cut. Oscar De La Hoya weighed in. His stance? Surprisingly supportive. The fight’s delay from Feb to May sparks debates.

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Is the injury genuine? Skeptics raised eyebrows; fans expressed disappointment. Yet, De La Hoya found an odd silver lining. What could possibly make a cut, leading to such a massive postponement, a point of intrigue?

A fighter’s decision from Tyson Fury!

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In the heart of the controversy, Oscar De La Hoya stepped forward with clarity and conviction. “And the Fury cut, it’s a real cut. It’s deep, so he did the right thing,” he asserted during an interview with Elie Seckbach. These words from De La Hoya not only confirm the severity of Fury’s injury but also endorse the decision to postpone the highly anticipated clash.

Moreover, De La Hoya emphasized the necessity of a fighter’s full readiness for battle. “When you’re a fighter you wanna be there up in the ring 100%,” he elaborated, underlining the importance of health and preparation in boxing. This endorsement comes amid a flurry of speculation and doubt, serving as a significant nod to the legitimacy of Fury’s predicament.

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Another legend of the sport, Jacob Duran weighed in on this situation not so long ago.

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Cutting through the fear

Jacob Duran recently shared his insights with Fighthype.com regarding Tyson Fury’s injury, shedding light on the situation with remarkable precision. “Yeah, you can see a lot… I mean, I can see a lot. He was up like this so the cut was open,” Duran described, painting a clear picture of the injury’s severity. He supports the decision to halt the fight, emphasizing the necessity of healing: “They should have rightly stopped it and give him time for it to heal and then come right back.”

Addressing concerns about bleeding, Duran reassures, “I did an interview before and there’s not that many blood vessels up there.” He suggests the cut’s location minimizes the risk of excessive bleeding, concluding, “If it bled a lot but it wouldn’t bleed a lot.”

Watch this story: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Tentative Timeline

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How will this unexpected interlude affect the fighters’ preparation and mindset leading up to their rescheduled clash? Only time will tell, but the anticipation only grows.

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