Following the news that Tyson Fury pulled out of the undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk with a cut, a rescheduled date was quickly announced but Carl Froch and George Groves have now questioned whether the fight goes ahead then or not.
The first four belt king was due to be crowned on February 17 but a cut in sparring has delayed that. The new date is pencilled in for May 18 when Fury and Usyk will contest the undisputed championship for the first time Lennox Lewis held all the belts in 1999.
However, speaking on talkSPORT two retired former world champions Froch and Groves discussed it and Froch wondered whether it would happen in May.
“I’m not so sure. To start with I wasn’t so sure about the cut, I wanted to see it stitched up. After seeing Tyson Fury on his Instagram, the cut to me doesn’t look like an acute injury it looks like it’s healing.
“It scabbed over, the bruising is showing, and it looks a week old. Have they been sitting on it to time it right and give the news? The sparring footage was blurry and horrible and we never saw the cut after he got elbowed.
“I’m devastated it’s not happening in two weeks and I still dubious as to whether it will happen in May. What’s your take?”
Groves was also suspicious.
“When the fight was made I thought that fight doesn’t happen. After Ngannou I thought there was no way Fury would fight Ngannou next. There’s always that feeling of I’ll believe it when it happens.
“Then when it comes out it’s off, there’s no shock factor to it. I’ve never seen a cut that bad from sparring. To get cut that bad in sparring is unlucky isn’t it really.”