Fury vs Usyk: Everything You Need To Know

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will collide on Saturday night in one of the most anticipated Heavyweight showdowns ever, with one of the two men leaving as the first Undisputed Heavyweight Champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Both fighters are undefeated in the professional ranks and will finally meet each other in the ring at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The bout was originally scheduled for a date in February but had to be postponed due to a “freak” accident that occurred in a sparring session, leaving Fury with a large cut on his face.

Fury, 35, is the current WBC Heavyweight Champion, and is coming off a split decision victory over the former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou. ‘The Gypsy King’ enters the bout with a record of 34-0-1 and first gained the WBC title following his dominate TKO win over Deontay Wilder back in February 2022.

Usyk also enters the ring with a perfect record, currently sitting at 21-0, the undefeated Ukrainian is riding a 5-fight win streak since moving up to Heavyweight back in 2019. The former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion became Unified Heavyweight Champion back in 2021, when he defeated Anthony Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via unanimous decision. Since then, the 37-year-old and former Olympic Gold Medallist has went on to defeat Joshua in a rematch, as well as defeating another Englishman in Daniel Dubois last summer.

When is the fight?

The ring walks for the main event are expected to be around 11pm UK time on Saturday 18thMay.


Where can I watch the fight and how much will it cost?

The event will be shown live in the UK on TNT Sports, DAZN and Sky Sports 

TNT Sports will charge viewers £24.99

Sky Sports Box Office will charge £24.95

 DAZN will charge £24.99 (which also includes a month’s free subscription to the streaming service) 


Who’s on the undercard?

Joe Cordina is set to defend his super-featherweight world title as he fights Belfast man Anthony Cacace on the undercard.

Jai Opetaia will face Mairis Briedis for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title.

Here are the other fights expected on the undercard:

Mark Chamberlain vs Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab

Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar

Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi

David Nyika vs Michael Seitz

Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev

Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez

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