Tyson Fury’s promoter makes ‘very strong’ Oleksandr Usyk referee demand | Boxing | Sport

Tyson Fury's promoter makes 'very strong' Oleksandr Usyk referee demand | Boxing | Sport

Frank Warren has demanded that Tyson Fury’s upcoming bout with Oleksandr Usyk has a ‘very strong’ referee. The two top heavyweights are finally set to meet in the ring in May after the initial fight from February was pushed back due to Fury sustaining a cut in training, with the Gypsy King holding his first press conference for the bout last week.

Fury had been his usual confident self when speaking to the media, but did grace a more serious tone with him set to come up against an opponent who might be the best he has ever faced. And Warren believes that the strongest referee should be picked for the bout, implying he has worries heading into the fight in Saudi Arabia.

He told Sky Sports: “We want to get all these things done. We want no controversy. We want somebody in there who everybody respects and will be very, very strong. 

“The last referee was just a joke. Completely ridiculous the whole thing. Whether it was a low blow or not, the time he gave him and then, when he wanted to fight, he said ‘no, take more time out’

Warren then insinuated that Usyk could look to target Fury’s aforementioned cut to give himself the best possibility of defeating the British star. 

He added: “I’m sure they’re going to use every trick in the book and that’s boxing isn’t it?

“That’s what’s going to happen and Tyson’s a seasoned pro, a seasoned warrior and he knows what he’s got to do.”

Fury comes into the fight as the slight favourite, but doing so off the back of what might be the worst performance of his career.

Fury narrowly defeated Francis Ngannou, a former UFC fighter who had been making his boxing debut, with many believing him to have beaten the Gypsy King.

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