Finally, we received the biggest news in the boxing world. The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury finally signed an agreement to fight the IBF-WBA-WBO champion, Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed heavyweight title in late December or early January in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Before meeting Usyk, on October 28, he’ll face the former UFC star Francis Ngannou. Usyk fought Daniel Dubois in August and secured a TKO victory. If Tyson Fury can beat Ngannou in a boxing match, hopefully, he can, then we can find out who is the real king of the heavyweight division.
This is not the first attempt to book the fight. The heavyweight clash came close to striking a deal at the end of 2022. But it fell apart over the disagreement on the splitting of profit. Usyk said he agreed to fight Fury in December 2022 with only 30% of Profit but Fury denied it.
Fury has a close relationship with Saudi Arabia. He went there to promote his fight with Francis Ngannou and eventually shouted out Mohammed bin Salman, the controversial crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
Tyson Fury has fought fighters like Derek Chisora, Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder, and Wladimir Klitschko; still, he is maintaining a perfect record of 33-0-1. Due to size advantages and having more experience in the heavyweight division, Tyson Fury will start the fight as a favorite, but Usyk is a fighter who is very well-equipped to turn the table. It’ll be very interesting to see who will win.