Usyk, Fury title fight rescheduled to May 18 in Saudi Arabia

Usyk, Fury title fight rescheduled to May 18 in Saudi Arabia

/ 03:15 PM February 04, 2024

Oleksandr Usyk Tyson Fury boxing

Britain’s Tyson Fury (L) and Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk (R) challenge each other during a press conference, in London, on November 16, 2023, ahead of their undisputed heavyweight world championship contest, taking place on February 17, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP)

LONDON — The fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title has been rescheduled to May 18 in Saudi Arabia.

Queensberry Promotions made the announcement on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday, a day after postponing the fight because Fury suffered a serious cut above his right eye in sparring in Riyadh.


“The Undisputed Heavyweight Championship Fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rescheduled to May 18th in Riyadh,” Queensberry posted.


The bout was scheduled in two weeks. It is the second time the fight has been delayed after a date last December fell through.

Usyk, from Ukraine, holds the WBA, IBF and WBO titles. Fury, from Britain, has the WBC belt.

The winner will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

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