Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk pushed back to 2024 with ‘date set’ for Saudi fight

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    Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk will officially take place on February 17th, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    The pair are set to put all their titles on the line in an undisputed heavyweight clash for the ages, having agreed to face each other back in September. The bout was initially pencilled in for December 23, but has now been pushed back to mid-February following negotiations between their respective teams.

    The push-back will likely come as a relief for Fury, who had an almighty scare in his fight against MMA heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on October 28. The Gypsy King was knocked down but managed to win the bout on points, much to the bemusement of some fans.

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    After the fight, Fury's promoter Frank Warren hinted that the Usyk fight would be pushed back in order to give Tyson a chance to fully recover. He said: "That fight was signed and we were going to do it on December 23, but I doubt that'll happen now.

    "Because Tyson can't be going into a camp after a tough fight like that, having a week off, December that's eight weeks away, he needs a bit of time to get his body back into shape and let it heal before he gets back into camp, so it'll be on next year, early next year."

    Usyk has had a little more time to rest, having last fought Daniel Dubois in August, though the Ukrainian suffered a similar scare against the British heavyweight.

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