Fury vs. Usyk Rematch Confirmed For December 21

The Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk rematch is being targeted for December 21.

Usyk defeated Fury via a split decision to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. The Ukrainian was on the verge of stopping Fury in the ninth, only for the Gypsy King to be saved by a standing eight count. While the fight was close on the cards, Usyk had done more than enough to win.

Fury suffered his first loss, which was tough to take. He alleged that Usyk was given the decision because of sympathy for his country, Ukraine, being at war. Fury was adamant that he would take the rematch, with Bob Arum saying his fighter had exercised the rematch clause. The Saudis expect it to take place in December.

A second loss will damage Fury’s legacy. His win over Wladimir Klitschko has been questioned after suggestions the Ukrainian was at the tail end of his career. His wins over Deontay Wilder appear less impressive following Joseph Parker’s one-sided win over The Bronze Bomber. Unless Fury beats Usyk, there will be question marks over his legacy.

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