Tyson Fury Vs. Oleksandr Usyk For The Undisputed Heavyweight Title Is Officially Signed

An undisputed heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been signed.

According to ESPN, several sources confirmed the news on September 29th, 2023, as a fight in Saudi Arabia could take place on December 23rd, 2023, or in January 2024. The news is massive for the heavyweight division in that the boxing fan base will have the chance to see the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999 when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield.

At one point, however, the fight looked unlikely as previous talks for a bout at Wembley in April broke down. This was despite Usyk accepting a 70-30 split. Meanwhile, Fury ruled out fighting the Ukrainian on the basis he wanted the most lucrative fights. But now that a deal has been signed, any concerns over the purses have been put to bed. Prior to that happening, Fury must overcome Francis Ngannou on October 28th, 2023. And provided that he comes out unscathed, as he is expected to do, Fury-Usyk could be next.

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“Delighted to finally get this fight signed. This is the biggest fight that could possibly be made in our sport. The heavyweights always spark the imagination of the fans, and I have no doubt this will be the biggest boxing event of the century. I look forward to Tyson reclaiming the three belts that he never lost in the ring. Huge thanks to His Excellency and the GEA,” Frank Warren

“I can’t believe that it’s happening but it is. Difficult to express my admiration for being part of the biggest heavyweight fight of the century. Gratitude to the KSA and his excellency Turki Al-Sheikh for making it happen, respect to Tyson for his courage and thank the Lord for all he gives us,” Alex Krassyk

“I’m delighted Tyson has the chance to become the first Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion of the four-belt era and prove he is one of the greats of all time. First, though, Tyson will have the chance to prove he is The Baddest Man on The Planet on October 28th. Thank you to His Excellency and the GEA, what a Riyadh Season this is going to be,” Spencer Brown (Fury’s manager)

 

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