On February 17, the long-awaited heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury (undisputed) and Oleksandr Usky (undisputed) has finally been scheduled.
WBC champion Fury and Usyk, the unified WBA Super and WBO, will meet in Riyadh in an explosive showdown.
Fury, who is known for his confidence, said at the London Press Conference of the Ring of Fire show: “You can run but the Gypsy king will catch you.”
Your time has passed. “Your belts and undefeated record will become mine!”
Usyk said, “I don’t have a goal. My way is the ‘undisputed’.
When I heard the bell, I would bring fire. “When that bell rings I’ll bring the fire.”
Prior to Fury’s victory over Francis Ngannou, the duo had tentatively been pencilled into December 23.
Boxing fans can expect to be treated instead to two nights of blockbuster heavyweight boxing action in the next few months. Anthony Joshua will face Deontay wilder on an stacked card that night, before Fury takes on Usyk and Fury.
The legendary promoter Frank Warren stated: “The entire world of boxing had been waiting many, many year for this fight.
For the first time in this century we will have a heavyweight champion who is undisputed.
Bob Arum, the chief executive of Top Rank has assured that Fury will be ready and fired up for Usyk.
Ukrainian Usyk retained the unified title in August 2022, by defeating Anthony Joshua a second-time. He most recently defeated Daniel Dubois just three months earlier.
Fury took Wilder’s WBC belt in 2020, and won the gold the next year in a second fight.
Last year, after his unforgettable trilogy against the American, he successfully defended his title by stopping Dillian Whyte.