Team Usyk complain about ring canvas ahead of Fury clash

Oleksandr Usyk's team have complained about the ring canvas ahead of Saturday's undisputed heavyweight title fight, Sky Sports News can reveal.

Team Usyk have made a complaint with just two days to go until the clash in Riyadh.

Sky Sports News has been told that a member of the team was unhappy during the open workout, specifically about the seam joining the canvas sections together.

An identical canvas will be used on fight night, and the concern from Team Usyk is that it could present a trip hazard during the fight.

The canvas is identical to the one used in recent heavyweight fights in Saudi Arabia and the UK - including Usyk's victories over Anthony Joshua in both London and Jeddah.

"I'm really intrigued, I was in that ring last night before anybody got in there and didn't notice anything," said British heavyweight Frazer Clarke, who is on the ground in Saudi Arabia with Sky Sports.

"Of course like every boxer, I was in the ring and did a bit of shadow boxing and didn't notice anything. I'm really intrigued as to what it is all about.