The long-awaited undisputed heavyweight title combat between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rebooked with a large pullout clause in place.
Fury (34-0-1) and Usyk (21-0) have been initially scheduled to combat on Saturday, February seventeenth in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Nonetheless, on Friday it was introduced that the reigning WBC champion, Tyson Fury, had suffered a nasty cut in training and can be unable to compete in February as deliberate.
Usyk, 37, who at present holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, was not pleased with the information and his workforce even went so far as to request the WBC strip ‘The Gypsy King’ of his title.
Fortunately, cooler heads ultimately prevailed, and the bout has now been rescheduled for Might 18th in Saudi Arabia.
Along with Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk being rebooked, Turki Alalshikh additionally introduced that there’s now a excessive stakes pullout clause in impact for each fighters.
“I’ve ensures from each of the fighters, $10 million if somebody escapes from the combat.”
So, if both Fury or Usyk is pressured to withdraw from the brand new combat date, they’ll owe their opponent a whopping $10 million for the delay.
Tyson Fury most not too long ago competed this previous October, the place he squeaked out a cut up choice win over former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. That victory marked the Brit’s seventh in a row, as he had beforehand scored stoppage wins over Derek Chisora, Dillian Whyte and Deontay Wilder.
As for Oleksandr Usyk, the Ukranian champion final competed in August of 2023, the place he earned a ninth-round knockout victory over Daniel Dubois. That win was preceded by back-t0-back victories over Anthony Joshua to assert and defend the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
Fury and Usyk had the next backwards and forwards following in the present day’s announcement:
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) February 3, 2024
Who’re you selecting to win when Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk collide on Might 18 in Saudi Arabia?