While much of the world reeled at the news that Tyson Fury sustained a cut that has put a delay on the much anticipated undisputed fight, one top trainer has called it ‘a blessing in disguise.’
The cut was inflicted by Fury’s 20-2 Croatian sparring partner Agron Smakici, who many believe did so with an elbow, though he has strongly denied that.
It means the original February 17 fight date has been put back to May 18 and now the world waits on tenterhooks to see if Fury honours the match-up as some worry he might never fight again.
Speaking to Boxing King Media, former Kell Brook coach Dom Ingle thinks the cut can be a good thing for WBC and Lineal champion Fury.
“At this stage looking at him now, I would say it’s probably a blessing in disguise because you know there have been a few things going off in camp.
“We’ve heard rumours about Tyson getting dropped and not having his own way with sparring patterns. Looking at that sparring session it didn’t look particularly great so the longer Tyson trains, the more of an advantage it is to him.”
He then adds a caveat to that, however.
But that’s only if he carries on from this point onward and keeps his momentum, which in my experience very, very few fighters can do mentally. They want a week off then to get back into it, then that week turns into a week and a half, a week and three quarters. Then it gets difficult.”
Fury previously delayed a big fight with Wladimir Klitschko after injury and never ended up taking it, instead going on a lengthy spell out. The boxing world hopes that same fate will not befall this historic contest.