Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury have decided to fight in Saudi Arabia, which means that early in 2024, boxing will have an undisputed heavyweight champion.
Fury, who won the WBC belt in 2020 by defeating Deontay Wilder, is the current champion. He has successfully defended the title three times: once against Dillian Whyte and Wilder and once against Derek Chisora.
After defeating Anthony Joshua in 2021, Usyk has gone on to win the heavyweight titles in the WBA, IBF, and WBO. Since then, he had defended those titles twice: once against Daniel Dubois and once against Joshua.
Fury and Usyk are both unbeaten in their professional boxing careers thus far.
The last unchallenged heavyweight champion in boxing history was Lennox Lewis, who held all four belts until 2000.
When is Usyk vs. Fury happening?
The match is set for Saturday, February 17, 2024.
During the press conference that confirmed the date, Fury threatened to “bust up” Usyk. Pork belly. ugly man with a tiny build. hare. Run, rabbit, run, sprint, sprint. Know what’s about to happen?
You will be mangled to pieces, sausage. You are up against the best British heavyweight in history.
“Sausage, you’ve won against the others, but Tyson Fury is still up for grabs. I shall always be stronger than you are. If you beat me in your nightmares, you had better wake up and apologize. I’m sorry; I learned that from Muhammad Ali.
“Ugly man, when you go to sleep at night, you will think about me for the next eight weeks. I will hit you across the face. You tiny, ugly one
Where is this fight taking place?
The battle will be held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Fury has been on holiday in Saudi Arabia as part of a promotion push for the fight, much to the chagrin of Usyk’s side.
“When one is playing around, another is working hard at the gym,” said Egis Klimas, manager of Usyk. We are scheduled to speak on February 17.
What is the UK way to watch it?
The battle will undoubtedly be available on pay-per-view, most likely for a price greater than £20. Details regarding the match’s broadcast have not been disclosed.
- Date: Feb. 17
- Location: Kingdom Arena — Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Start time: TBD
- How to watch: TBD