“If I Told You the Truth, You Wouldn’t Believe”: Shane Fury Reveals What Actually Happened That Led to a Cut Above Tyson Fury’s Eye

Published 02/09/2024, 5:02 PM EST

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What if foresight could prevent a disaster? Shane Fury, the younger sibling of the two-time world heavyweight champion, hints at an eerie premonition before Tyson Fury’s eye injury. Imagine knowing yet choosing silence. In an interview, Shane teases a truth stranger than fiction. His words, shrouded in mystery, raise eyebrows and questions.

Was it an accidental elbow or something more? The incident postponed a much-awaited heavyweight clash between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, stirring debates. Shane’s revelation: a feeling of impending doom, unspoken to avoid jinxing. What really happened in that sparring session?

The brother knew it already!


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The narrative shifts focus to the crux of Shane Fury’s recount. He vividly brings to life the day that led to Tyson Fury’s pivotal training injury. “Yeah, if I told you the truth you wouldn’t believe me, but I knew he was getting caught two weeks beforehand,” Shane begins, setting a tone of inevitable fate mixed with disbelief.

He admits to harboring a premonition, The cut was in mind and I thought to myself I’m not going to mention it to jinx anything. What I should have done, I should have mentioned it so everyone had it on the mind. And do you know if you say something it don’t happen, does it?”


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Shane then delves into the details of that fateful morning. “What happened was he was doing 12 rounds that morning with four different men. So we had some new guys in and there was an original guy there which is very good, from Canada a fellow called Lexus. Good fighter, really good. There was Thomas McCarthy there and the fellow who cut him and another cruiserweight fell some 13-0, 13 knockout, whatever it was,” he explains.

The plan was precise: Tyson would spar three rounds with each partner, a mix of familiar and new faces, to sharpen his skills. But did it all go according to the plan?

The fifth round was the curse for Tyson Fury


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The session took a dramatic turn towards the end when the Gypsy King was tired and had already gone through his entire roster of sparring partners scheduled for that day. “Then he got cut in the fifth round at the very end of the round and that was it. He was just he got it and got cut, but it was by the elbow. It’s quite clear to see on the on the phone,” Shane reveals. This moment, captured briefly yet profoundly, marked a significant pause in Tyson Fury’s journey to the ring.

This unforeseen injury, a serious cut above Tyson Fury’s eye, necessitated stitches and led to the postponement of the eagerly awaited bout with Oleksandr Usyk. Originally slated for February 17, the fight was rescheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Will this unexpected interlude enhance the spectacle of their eventual clash, or will it serve as a mere footnote in their storied careers?


Written by:

Mrinal Mishra


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Gokul Pillai