Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk UK start time for world title clash in Saudi Arabia

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Tyson Fury poses for a portrait ahead of the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC and WBO undisputed World heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk -Credit:Getty Images

They don't get much bigger than this. Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.

The pair will finally trade leather at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, May 18. The clash was initially scheduled for February but Fury picked up an injury which set it back to May. And this weekend they will finally get it on.

It is a colossal showdown that the bookmakers find impossible to predict, with both men trading around the same price for the fight.

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One of the main features of that is Belfast's Anthony Cacace fighting Joe Cordina for the IBF World super-featherweight title.

Here's more info on the fight including it's start time in the UK, and how you can watch it.

When and where is Fury vs Usyk?

The clash will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, May 18.

What time are the ring walks?

Fury and Usyk are expected to make their ring walks around 11pm UK time on Saturday night, which will be 1am in Riyadh. However, this will depend on the undercard fights so could be before or after this time. The first fights of the day will start at around 2.45pm in the UK with the official undercard kicking off at 5pm.

How can I watch it?

The fight will be available via DAZN, Sky Sports and TNT Sports in the UK. The will cost £24.95 on Sky and £24.99 for new DAZN customers (price also includes a free month’s subscription to the streaming service). It will cost £23.99 for existing customers. TNT Sports Box Office will charge viewers £24.99 to watch the fight.

Undercard fights

Belfast boxer Anthony Cacace takes on Joe Cordina for the Welshman's IBF World super-featherweight title, while Jai Opetaia will have a rematch against a man he defeated to become a cruiserweight world champion, Mairis Briedis. German heavyweight Agit Kabayel will face Cuban boxer Frank Sanchez and Sergey Kovalev fights Robin Sirwan Safar at cruiserweight.

Britain’s Mark Chamberlain faces Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab at lightweight, while Isaac Lowe, who is Tyson Fury’s cousin, takes on Hasibullah Ahmadi at featherweight. David Nyika fights Michael Seitz and Moses Itauma will face Ilja Mezencev at heavyweight.

Betting odds

  • Fury 10/11

  • Usyk 10/11

  • Draw 12/1

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