Fight for Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk to be held in Saudi ArabiaSat 30 Sep 2023
Contracts signed for Undisputed World Heavyweight Fight: Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
Saudi Arabia: After years of back and forth, a contract has finally been sealed between the undefeated duo of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk to fight for the status of Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion – the fight will take place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Although official fight details are yet to be announced, the targeted date for the clash is 23rd of December 2023 with the possibility of it being pushed to 2024 if needed.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren stated he was “delighted to finally get this fight signed” and that “this is the biggest fight that could possibly be made in our sport.”
Currently, Fury holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF world titles whilst Usyk defended his belts against London-born Daniel Dubois in August.
The bout between the two stars wouldn’t be the first time they’ve each fought in Saudi Arabia with the Ukrainian Usyk beating Fury’s other rival Anthony Joshua in Riyadh last August. At the time of writing, Fury is yet to box in Saudi Arabia, but is scheduled for an exhibition fight against UFC star Francis Ngannou on the 28th of October and has also appeared in a WWE ring in their Saudi Arabian promotion.
Finally, the fight will form part of ‘Riyadh Season’ – an entertainment/sports events festival held in Saudi Arabia’s capital every winter since its inception in 2019.
- This article is contributed by Thomas Cayless. Thomas is an upper-class Honours Multi-Media Sports Journalism Graduate from the University College of Football and Business.