The mega-fight between the two boxing world champions Tyson Fury and Alexander Usyk is fixed. The showdown for the undisputed heavyweight crown will take place in Riyadh in the new year
The eagerly awaited boxing showdown for the undisputed heavyweight crown between Tyson Fury (35) and Alexander Usyk (36) will take place in Riyadh on February 17, 2024. This was announced at a press conference on Thursday evening.
Most recently, December 23 had been traded as the date for the fight. As Fury had surprisingly struggled in his exhibition fight against MMA star Francis Ngannou at the end of October, there had already been speculation that the Usyk fight could be moved to the new year.
Fury had won the duel with boxing novice Ngannou on a split decision, but was knocked down in the third round
Fury wants to be crowned undisputed world champion
Fury’s WBC world title was not at stake against Ngannou. The Briton (35 fights, 34 wins, one draw) wants to be crowned undisputed world champion against the Ukrainian WBA, WBO and IBF champion Usyk (21 fights, 21 wins).
The last time his compatriot Lennox Lewis had achieved this status was in 1999. At that time, the holder of the WBA, WBC and IBF belts was considered undisputed
Fury or Usyk would therefore follow in the footsteps of icons such as Max Schmeling, Joe Louis, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson – and outdo the brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, neither of whom have held all the titles.