Shawn Porter claims he called the postponement of the Tyson Fury versus Oleksandr Usyk undisputed fight and has a reason why he thinks it has happened.
The news emerged late on Friday that Fury had been badly cut in sparring. Shaky video footage emerged, as did a statement from all parties and many speculative theories from on-lookers, and the original February 17 date was immediately canned.
Speaking on ProBox TV, former world champion Porter reiterated that he knew the fight would not happen.
“There is nothing prophetic about me telling you guys that Usyk was not going to get in the ring with Tyson Fury, I just know this game, I know this sport, I know what I’m looking at.
“I didn’t think it would be ’cause of a cut or anything, it is what it is. I told you the fight wouldn’t happen, especially on the date it was being sold to us.”
He then explained why he had that theory while some onlookers such as Carl Froch lay the blame fully at Fury’s door.
“How did I know? I’m looking at a Tyson Fury who is a bit older, he has done enough in the sport to retire, today, yesterday. He does not want to get in the ring with a guy like Usyk and if he does, he is not going to do it until he is ready.”
Within 24 hours of the night being postponed, it was revealed that the pair will now come to blows on May 18, which at least put paid to some of the rumours and gives us a new date to focus on.