Frank Warren fires back at ‘miserable b****rds’ for criticism of Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard

Frank Warren has hit back at criticism of the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk undercard.

The four-belt clash will take place on May 18 in Saudi Arabia and is preceded by an eight-fight schedule.


“Ring of Fire” undercard features two world title fightsCredit: Queensbury

There are several important fights on the card, including an IBF super featherweight world title clash between Joe Cordina and Anthony Cacace, as well as the Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis rematch for the IBF cruiserweight strap.

The heavyweight division is also well represented with exciting newcomer Moses Itauma in action on the night and undefeated contenders Agit Kabayel and Frank Sanchez set to face off in a WBC final eliminator.

Still, some fans are unhappy with the proposed fights and have shared their thoughts on social media.

Although Warren insists the detractors are in the minority, the Hall of Fame promoter still seems touched by the response as he delivered a fiery response to critics of the event.

“It’s a great card. There are a number of fights that could be headlined,” he told BoxNation.

“The main event is the biggest fight of this century. It costs a fortune to get these guys in the ring and get there.

“The rest is a huge bonus. All the other fights are good fights, good British fights too, Cordina versus Cacace. There are exciting fights throughout.

“I’ve seen a lot of comments on this and 99 percent of them agree that it’s a very good undercard for the series.

Fury and Usyk face off on May 18


Fury and Usyk face off on May 18Credit: Getty

“To everyone else, get a life for God’s sake, what a bunch of miserable bastards. I don’t care what anyone says. It’s a very, very good show.”

Elsewhere on the undercard, British lightweight Mark Chamberlain takes on Nigeria’s Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab while David Nyika vs. Michael Seitz and Issac Lowe vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi kick things off.

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Former unified light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev also faces Robin Sirwan Safar in a cruiserweight brawl.

Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Bakhodir Jalolov was scheduled to fight on the original Feb. 17 show, but will not box on May 18.

Instead, he is expected to return to the ring on April 14 at the Humo Arena, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, against Agron Smakici, the man who cut down Fury in sparring and forced the postponement of the uncontested fight.

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