May 20, 2024

Oleksandr Usyk did not suffer a broken jaw during his undisputed fight with Tyson Fury on Saturday night.


After defeating Fury via split decision in a fight for the ages, the Ukrainian was late to his post-fight press conference following a thorough assessment on his jaw by on-site doctors.


Usyk was battered and bruised after his 12 round war with Fury.


Usyk was battered and bruised after his 12 round war with Fury.


Usyk was in a great deal of pain and it was suspected he had broken his jaw.


However, his team have since come out and declared that this is not the case.


Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, insists his client sustained nothing more than a ‘minor injury’.

And now, Warren has revealed to talkSPORT that it was a flare up from an impacted tooth implant that had caused Usyk such discomfort.


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“We don’t know what the fight is going to take out of both of the guys because, I tell you what, Usyk looked like he had been a fight,” Warren told talkSPORT Breakfast with Jeff Stelling and Ally McCoist on Monday morning.


“He had stitches in his eye, he was banged up, they thought his jaw was broken but in fact it was an impacted [tooth] implant that caused him a lot of pain.”


Fury and Usyk are contractually obliged to run back their fight on October 12/13 providing ‘The Gypsy King’ activates the rematch clause in their deal.


After hearing reports that Usyk had been rushed to hospital after the fight, there were fears that October would be too tight a turnaround for the pound-for-pound king.


Fury confirmed Usyk had suffered an ‘impact implant’


Fury confirmed Usyk had suffered an ‘impact implant’Credit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Usyk dropped and nearly stopped Fury

Usyk dropped and nearly stopped Fury

But according to Krassyuk, Usyk’s injury only requires one week to recover from.


“Nothing major (is wrong with him),” Krassyuk told Boxing King Media. “So he went to the hospital after the press conference.


“And they made the exams and it’s something like a one-week recovery. No broken jaw and thank God he is safe and sound.


“When we went to the locker room, the local doctor came up to inspect.


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“And Usyk felt some discomfort in his upper jaw and the doctor said anything could happen and this is a very sensitive area so you need to be inspected as fast as possible.


“The doctor insisted it has to happen very fast and I came up to Usyk and said, ‘listen, we need to skip press conference because the doctor is pushing us hard and we need to go as soon as possible, the ambulance is prepared for the drive’.



“But Usyk said, ‘Guys, listen we need to comply with our obligations, we have the press conference, let’s go to the hospital after the press conference'”.


“Then, again after more discussions with the doctor, (it was decided) we can’t go to the press conference because the doctor is pushing.’


“So I was the one who went to the press conference and I apologised for Usyk not showing up.


“And I was walking back because I wanted to get the car to the hospital to join him.


“And suddenly I see Usyk walking and my impression was they were walking to car to go to the hospital and then our security guy goes ‘No, no it’s a press conference’.


“[So I thought] OK welcome back. Probably the narrative about his broken jaw was brought by Tyson (Fury) and Frank (Warren) at the press conference.”

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