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The Usyk vs. Fury fight is scheduled to take place on February 17th in Riyadh

16 Nov, 2023
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The Usyk vs. Fury fight is scheduled to take place on February 17th in Riyadh

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The date for the bout between Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk and Briton Tyson Fury has been finally agreed upon.

The match is set to take place on February 17, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

All four championship belts will be at stake: the three belts (WBA, WBO, and IBF) held by Usyk and Fury's WBC title. The Usyk-Fury fight was initially planned for December 23 but was later postponed to a later date due to Fury's match with Francis Ngannou at the end of October.

Both Usyk and Fury have already agreed to a future rematch. The option for a rematch can be activated by either boxer. The showdown will determine the first-ever undisputed heavyweight world champion in the era of the four major organizations: Usyk holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts, while Fury holds the WBC title.

In August, Usyk (21-0-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his championship belts with a ninth-round knockout against British WBA contender Daniel Dubois. Both Usyk and Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) remain undefeated in their professional careers. Fury only has one bout recorded as a draw, which occurred in December 2018 when he retained the WBC belt against Deontay Wilder of the United States.

 

The Odessa Journal

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