Presenter Laura Woods suffers accident, will miss tonight's Fury vs. Usyk fight

Fans were excited to see one of Britain's favorite sports presenters commentate on tonight's Fury vs. Usyk fight.

Pop Culture & Art May 18, 2024

Laura Woods, one of Britain's most popular sports presenters, will not be at ringside for tonight's Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk boxing match due to an unfortunate accident.

Three major UK broadcasters are set to air the undisputed heavyweight title fight in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

One of these broadcasters is TNT Sports Box Office, where Laura Woods was scheduled to be the lead presenter. 

However, she has withdrawn due to an accident while on holiday.

Woods accidentally shattered a glass lampshade above her head, resulting in cuts to her face and arm. 

She was taken to an emergency clinic by her boyfriend, former Love Island star Adam Collard, who remained by her side while she received medical attention.

The presenter posted on Instagram, "just wanted to explain my absence from the telly for a little while, to be totally transparent and avoid any speculation.”

"I had an accident last weekend at a holiday cottage. I swung a pillow and hit a large, glass lampshade hanging from the ceiling above me, which shattered and cut my face and arms, but luckily missed my eye,” the post reads. “I’m gutted I can’t cover the fight in Riyadh tomorrow anymore, but wishing the brilliant TNT boxing team all the best. Be back soon xx."

Tyson Fury is set to face Oleksandr Usyk in the first undisputed heavyweight title fight in nearly 25 years, the Sun Sport reports.

The winner of this match will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era. 

Currently, Fury holds the WBC title, while Usyk possesses the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts.

Due to the significance of this bout, numerous broadcasters were expected to vie for the rights to provide coverage.


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