Boxing. The rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place on December 21 in Riyadh

Boxing. The rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place on December 21 in Riyadh
Boxing. The rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place on December 21 in Riyadh

They won’t stop there! The long-awaited rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will take place.

Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk will again face Briton Tyson Fury, whom he beat in May by a split decision of the judges, on December 21 in Riyadh, the organizers of the fight announced on Tuesday.

Thanks to his victory on May 19, already in Riyadh, Usyk unified all the premier category belts for the first time since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

However, at that time there were only three belts, while Usyk now holds four (WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC, the latter being the one he won against Fury). His feat is therefore unprecedented.

” A big moment “

“The rematch between undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk and champion Tyson Fury is scheduled for December 21, 2024 during the Riyadh Season festival”announced Turki Alalshikh, president of General Entertainment Authority on X (formerly Twitter).

“It’s a great moment, a great day”the 37-year-old Ukrainian enjoyed his victory, saying to himself “ready for a revenge” and receiving congratulations in particular from President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Undisputed champion of the premier category, Usyk joined boxing legends who had already achieved such a performance, including Mohamed Ali, Joe Louis and Mike Tyson.

Facing Fury, Usyk collected a 22nd victory in as many fights, while the Briton suffered his first defeat in Riyadh (34 victories, one draw).

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