After being postponed, we now have the exact date of the heavyweight boxing title unification bout fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. From December 23, the bout is now moved to February 17 and will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
ESPN first shared the news in November, saying the fight would be in February. Now, sources further confirmed to the outlet that it would be set for the third week of the month.
The fight was moved after the Fury’s 10-round boxing fight against Francis Ngannou in October. The bout was supposed to be a practice fight for Fury. However, the Cameroonian-French boxer made it a tough battle for Fury by maxing out all 10 rounds, with Ngannou managing to drop Fury. Despite winning via a split decision, the Briton was forced to postpone his fight against Usyk to the next year.
Now, the date is final and in the second month of 2023. It will be monumental as no one has held all four belts in the heavyweight division for thirty years.
There is still no final confirmation or announcement about the matter, but we will update this article soon.