Boxing’s heavyweight world champions, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, are set for a historic showdown on February 17 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This fight will determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 24 years, with four belts at stake.
Presented as part of Riyadh Season, this event promises to be a momentous occasion in the sport's history. Top Rank chairman Bob Arum describes it as an epic clash between two era-defining heavyweights. Ahead of the 'Ring of Fire' fight, Fury and Usyk faced off at a press conference in London on November 16 “Usyk, you can run, but The Gypsy King is coming to get you.
This is my era, and your time is up. Your undefeated record AND your belts, they will be mine! ” Fury said, as quote by boxingscene.com “Thank you to His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and His Excellency Turki Alalshikh for bringing this undisputed title fight to the beautiful Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
I had an amazing time here when I fought Ngannou, and I am ready to do it again. This time, The Gypsy King will return to England as the undisputed heavyweight king."
Frank Warren and his reaction
Frank Warren believes this is the most significant match that could be arranged and holds tremendous expectations.
He made sure to express gratitude to the key individuals involved in these negotiations.
"The relationship between Riyadh Season and the sport of boxing will reach unparalleled new levels on February 17, when it stages the first undisputed heavyweight fight for 24 years.
Tyson Fury taking on Oleksandr Usyk is simply the biggest fight that can be made in boxing and is what the world wants to see. And we take this opportunity to thank His Royal Highness, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for his blessed vision which is achieving great accomplishments. We also thank His Excellency Turki Alalshikh and Riyadh Season for making it happen”. -said Frank Warren.