Tyson Fury’s sparring partner Jai Opetaia quits Saudi Arabia training camp ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

Tyson Fury and his boxing bouts don’t need a big announcement in today’s scenario. Combat sports fans expect something exciting to always come from Fury’s boxing, as he doesn’t back down from any big challenge and keeps his promise of performing at his best.

It is time for The Gypsy King to defend his title for the first time in the year 2024, and fans are looking forward to their undefeated champ once again dominating his opponent in the boxing ring. However, there is something unexpected that shows up for the champ.

Tyson Fury’s sparring partner Jai Opetaia quits training camp

The clash is about to take place on February 17th between Tyson Fury and Oleksander Usyk, but it looks like the preparation for the WBC champ is going to get some serious damage as his sparring partner chooses to step back from sparring. Former IBF champion Jai Opetaia looked ready to spar, but suddenly something happened: he had to leave Fury’s training camp.

Opetaia’s promoter stated, “Jai Opetaia has recently returned from Saudi Arabia, where he sparred and trained with Tyson Fury. Jai is now back in Australia, finalizing his preparation to defend his world title, and cannot wait to do so in Saudi Arabia.” It is time for Jai to defend his title, and he needs time for preparation, via Daily Star.

Was Tyson Fury dropped by Jai Opetaia during sparring?

Jai Opetaia may have left Saudi Arabia, but he also left some rumors that might hurt the WBC champion, as the words are spreading. During the sparring session of five rounds, Opetaia managed to generate enough excitement that actually put Tyson on the ground. After listening to the rumors, many fans were shocked to hear the news about their champ’s training status.

Since Jai Opetaia is back now, the media is finally showing up and clarifying the rumors about the Australian cruiserweight champion dropping the WBC champion on the ground. After Opetaia was done with 5 rounds of sparring, he finally got back to his motherland to join his training camp as he got new bouts to add to his professional career.

The former IBF champion is also undefeated in his last 24 fights, where 19 wins came from knockouts. After vacating the IBF title in December 2023, it will be the first title defense for the Aussie boxer.

What do you think Jai Opetaia did right to leave Tyson Fury’s training camp, as he is also expected to defend his title against Mairis Briedis in a rematch?


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