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Oleksandr Usyk's promoter hopes Tyson Fury is fit and healthy

Oleksandr Usyk's promoter hopes Tyson Fury is fit and healthy

Oleksandr Usyk's promoter is hoping that Tyson Fury is fit for their undisputed title fight.

The 35-year-old heavyweight champion previously withdrew from a fight with Usyk after he suffered a cut in his training camp - but Alexander Krassyuk is hopeful that Fury can avoid another injury before their much-anticipated fight on May 18 in Saudi Arabia.

Krassyuk told Sky Sports: "I do hope that Tyson will wear his helmet, his protective gear this time and not injure his eyebrow or whatever he could injure, and that this time the fight on May 18 will go the way it should have gone in December and then in February.

"It's the fight of a lifetime. The whole world is waiting for it.

"Let's pray for Tyson and expect that the guy enters the ring."

Both men are undefeated heading into the undisputed fight.

And Krassyuk has laughed off suggestions that Usyk is vulnerable to body shots, after he appeared hurt by a low blow from Daniel Dubois in his last fight.

Krassyuk said: "When a man gets hit in the area below the naval, he normally suffers.

"That's what happened in the Dubois fight … and it's normal not just for Usyk but for every man to suffer from low blows. That's the reason why these blows are illegal in boxing and forbidden, being strictly supervised by the referee.

"How can you call Usyk a cry baby? The man gained his title in Poland and has never defended it in his homeland.

"He has always gone to the backyard of his opponents and he has destroyed his opponents."

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