Fury Vs. Usyk Confirmed For February 17th, Joshua And Wilder’s Next Fights Announced

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk has been confirmed for February 17th, 2023, at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

According to reports, a press conference will be held on November 16th, 2023, at Wembley to announce the fight. The duo had been on course to face each other on December 23rd, 2023, only for the fight to be moved to next year following Fury’s fight with Francis Ngannou. The fight proved much tougher than expected, with Fury being sent to the canvas in round three as it became clear that the turnaround time may not have been enough for the WBC heavyweight champion.

Meanwhile, a new card in Saudi Arabia has been discussed for the December date featuring Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. The former was linked with Otto Wallin, while the latter was linked with a fight against Joseph Parker. And both those fights have now been confirmed.

Elsewhere on the card, Dmitry Bivol takes on Lyndon Arthur in a defense of his WBA light heavyweight title. The Russian has been inactive since his win over Zurdo Ramirez. A hand injury and the failure to secure an opponent have hindered his desire to stay active. The victor could face the winner of Artur Beterbiev vs. Callum Smith for undisputed.

In addition, Filip Hrgovic will defend his IBF interim belt against Mark De Mori. Hrgovic is positioned to face the winner of Fury vs. Usyk. His last fight was a victory over Demsey McKean. As for De Mori, the 41 year old has won his last 11 bouts.

And to round things off, Daniel Dubois and Jarrell Miller will square off. Dubois aims to recover from his loss to Usyk, where the Brit’s punch was controversially ruled a low blow as the Ukrainian survived a scare to come through with a win.

Miller, on the other hand, is coming off a recent 31-month ban after failing a test against Jerry Foster. Prior to that, the American tested postive when he was course to face AJ on the latter’s American debut. As of now, Miller defeated Lucas Browne in his last fight.

The winner of the Fury-Usyk fight will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999, when Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield. And in doing so, the victor will become the best heavyweight of this era. Despite this being the case, boxing fans were still hesitant over whether the fight would go ahead, given the number of delays that have already happened.

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Anthony Joshua vs Otto Wallin

Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker

Dmitry Bivol vs Lyndon Arthur

Jai Opetaia vs Ellis Zorro

Daniel Dubois vs Jarrell Miller

Arslanbek Makhmudov vs Agit Kabayel

Frank Sanchez vs Junior Fa

Fillip Hrgovic vs Mark De Mori

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