Advertisement
Advertisement

K2 CEO: Ustinov Saw Doubt in Eyes of Tyson Fury

By Yuri Tarantin

Alexander Krassyuk, CEO of K2 Promotions Ukraine, discussed the shocking situation which played out last week with heavyweight Tyson Fury's scheduled return on Saturday night in Manchester.

Fury was scheduled to face Dereck Chisora in a WBO eliminator. Last Monday Chisora withdrew with a fractured left hand. The fight was offered to giant-sized Alexander Ustinov, who is promoted by K2 Ukraine.

On the morning of the fight, Fury withdrew from the contest and stated that his uncle was ill. The British public was furious, especially since Fury publically humiliated Chisora and David Haye for their fight withdrawals.

"Of course, when someone from your family is experiencing health problems, it directly falls on you. All of our thoughts are with this gentleman [who is ill], and we wish him the quickest recovery. But it seems that Mike Tyson once said that if you are a professional, you have to treat everything professionally. This means that you have to do your job to the end. Whoever you are - a boxer, policeman or firefighter. If something happens in the family, and the police officer says that because of this he will not protect people from criminals, or for the same reason a firefighter refuses to extinguish the fire - it would not be right. This is my opinion," Krassyuk said.

"Ustinov very polite person. He told me that during weigh-in - Tyson looked into his eyes and [Ustinov] saw that he was not sure of himself, and [Ustinov felt] something could go wrong. I can not criticize Tyson. He is a boxer, and he makes his own decisions for his career. But, as they say in the British media, such a solution considerably undermines self-respect. I fully knew that this fight would not be easy for [Fury] because Ustinov was in good shape."

Yuri Tarantin covers boxing for Allboxing.ru

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by denium on 07-30-2014

Fury would've boxed Ustinov's ears off.

Comment by kafkod on 07-30-2014

[QUOTE=LacedUp;14809974]Most people don't get this. Ustinov is an oaf of porportions, why try and build him up? I honestly don't think he would have won a single round against Fury.[/QUOTE] When Ustinov was announced as a stand in for Chisora…

Comment by LacedUp on 07-30-2014

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;14808804]From what I have seen of Ustinov I really believe if he came in at 250 he still would have sucked.[/QUOTE] Most people don't get this. Ustinov is an oaf of porportions, why try and build him up? I…

Comment by Wesker115 on 07-30-2014

My sources tell me that the mere sight of Ustinov at the weigh in gave Tyson's uncle a heart attack....

Comment by kafkod on 07-30-2014

[QUOTE=Tedkidlewis;14809085]This is a terrible look for Fury. After seeing Ustinov at the weigh in he realized he was taking a big gamble and decided to back down. After all that talk, he pulls out. He's now lost the people that…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Klitschko Manager Wants Full Investigation on Fury Doping Claim Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras Trade Heated Words Oscar Valdez Ready For The Danger of Hard Punching Rueda Ryan Martin To Make Ring Return on Wilder vs. Arreola Card Povetkin Holds Meeting With WBC: Awaits Decision on Wilder Golovkin, Eubank Jr. Should Sign By This Weekend, Says Hearn SHO's Espinoza: Canelo-GGG in "Fall 2017" Was To Stop Bleeding Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For World Title Eliminator Roman Gonzalez Focused on Cuadras Next, For The Right Price Parker's Promoter: Anthony Joshua Will Eat The Jab All Night! Cecilia Braekhus Returns, Tops First Card in Norway Since 1980 Manuel Avila Continues Unbeaten Run at Cache Creek Casino Smith's Trainer: We Can Beat Canelo, But Will The Judges Agree? News: Boxeo Telemundo Update; Skeete-Lepelley; Jay Harris Thurman Might Make Mandatory Defense Against Avanesyan Next Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights DiBella: Wilder vs. Joshua is Inevitable in Future, But Not Now Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith is NOT a Bad Fight, Explains Hearn Haye: Bellew Fight Must Be at Heavyweight, He Must Add Weight Anthony Mundine Back in Talks For Danny Green Rematch Knockout CP Freshmart Decisions Rojas In A Stinker Ganigan Lopez vs. Jonathan Taconing Will Be a War, Says WBC Joseph Parker Ready To Take November Date For Anthony Joshua Amir Imam, Guillermo Jones Return on Pittsburgh Card Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement