Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk date, fight time, TV channel and undercard

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk facing off last year
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off during the Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk Press Conference -Credit:Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are preparing to face off in a monumental clash next month, with each boxer aiming to secure their place in the annals of boxing history.

The victor will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. Initially set for February 17, the bout was postponed due to Fury suffering an eye injury during training. However, fans' disappointment was short-lived as a new date, May 18, was scheduled for the epic showdown in Saudi Arabia.

The stakes are high as they compete for the esteemed WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF titles. Fury enters the ring following a lacklustre performance against Francis Ngannou, where he was floored by the ex-UFC heavyweight champion.

Meanwhile, Usyk steps into the ring on the back of a thrilling victory over British contender Daniel Dubois. The outcome of the Saudi Arabia-based fight could set up the winner for a match against Anthony Joshua later in the year, with Joshua recently defeating Ngannou to reaffirm his status as a heavyweight powerhouse.

So, as the big fight approaches, let's delve into the details of when, where, and how you can catch all the action.

When is Fury vs Uysk?

The highly anticipated bout is slated for Saturday, May 18, 2024.

Where will it take place?

The Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will host the fight.

What are the fight and ringwalk times?

The specific times for the event and ringwalk have yet to be settled; however, it's anticipated that the undercard will kick off at 6pm UK time, with the main event potentially happening around 11pm. Although, using the Joshua and Ngannou fight in Saudi Arabia as a benchmark, it could well be much later even than that - they didn't appear for their ringwalk until 12:30am UK time.

As for the fight purse?

The total purse and prize money for this historic bout have yet to be revealed. Nevertheless, speculation suggests that Fury alone could makeupwards of $100 million.

Promoter Bob Arum made headlines last October when he claimed Tyson Fury could pocket more than £100m for his clash with Oleksandr Usyk, shattering existing heavyweight records. However, he warned, "If you told Tyson Fury he's set to make $100 million, he'd really get p****d off. "Because he thinks and I think he's right that he's gonna make a lot more than that".

Interestly, the chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Entertainment has disclosed that a £10million fine will be imposed on either fighter should any further postponements occur.

Collectively what is their track record?

Fury has an impressive record of 34 wins, no losses and one draw from his 35 fights, including 24 KOs. Comparatively, Oleksandr Usyk can also boast an unbeaten record of 21 victories from 21 fights, with 17 ending in knock-outs.

Who else will be featured in the match card?

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk for the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles takes top billing.

Joe Cordina will face Anthony Cacace for the IBF super-featherweight title, while Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis will compete for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title. Sergey Kovalev is set to fight Robin Sirwan Safar, with Bakhodir Jalolov's opponent yet to be announced.

Isaac Lowe will take on Hasibullah Ahmadi. However, the card is subject to change.

UK fans can watch the Fury vs Usyk fight live on DAZN PPV. The UK PPV price on DAZN is £24.99, which also includes a one-month subscription to DAZN.

Existing DAZN subscribers can also purchase the UK PPV for £24.99, which comes with a one-month DAZN subscription. The fight will also be broadcast on TNT Sports Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.

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