According to the scoop by Mike Coppinger, the bombshell has been dropped! Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have inked the contracts, setting the stage for an undisputed heavyweight championship fight, and guess where it’s all going down? Saudi Arabia! A congregation of boxing sources has brought this revelation to ESPN.
The fight? It’s likely to take place on December 23, but don’t etch that in stone just yet; there’s talk of a January showdown as well. Now, this ain’t Fury’s first rodeo in the sandy arenas of Saudi Arabia. Before he clashes with Usyk, he’s scheduled to fight Francis Ngannou on October 28. If I were Ngannou, I’d be wondering if Fury is just warming up with him for the big fight with Usyk.
Usyk with his impeccable technique and Fury with his unpredictable style—it’s a mix that will guarentee a great fight!
RIYADH SEASON The ONE: FURY vs. USYK SIGNED! EPIC UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLETO TAKE PLACE AS PART OF RIYADH SEASON
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Sept. 29, 2023) — It is the blockbuster news bulletin that sports fans across the globe have been waiting to hear. WBC and Lineal heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury will take on WBO/WBA/IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk in an epic showdown to crown the division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
The biggest fight in world boxing will take place at the Kingdom Arena as part of this Riyadh Season and will be presented to fans around the world by The General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia.
Additional details, including the official fight date, will be announced in due course.
The fight will be promoted by Queensberry, Top Rank, K2 and Usyk17.
His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of The General Entertainment Authority and Head of Riyadh Season, said: “This is the fight that everyone has wanted to see for some time and now it is finally happening – the world’s two heavyweight champions going into the ring against one another. It is the biggest fight in boxing, the world will be watching, and we are so proud to be the hosts for this spectacle as part of the fourth edition of our Riyadh Season celebrations. We want to play our part and match the huge anticipation surrounding this fight by putting on the greatest fight experience for every visitor to Riyadh.”