The news we’ve all been waiting for has finally dropped! Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC and Lineal heavyweight world champ, is gearing up to face WBO/WBA/IBF titleholder Oleksandr Usyk. Can you believe it? We’re about to witness a showdown for the ages, aiming to declare the division’s first full-fledged champ since the legendary Lennox Lewis held the honor back in ’99.
This fight is set to light up the Kingdom Arena, courtesy of Riyadh Season. A special shoutout to The General Entertainment Authority of Saudi Arabia for broadcasting this monumental clash for fans worldwide. Seriously, can we send them a thank-you note or something?
While we’re all chomping at the bit, the exact fight date is still under wraps. But hey, good things come to those who wait, right?
Promotions for this jaw-dropping fight will be handled by the dynamic team of Queensberry, Top Rank, K2, and Usyk17.
“We’re thrilled to have this fight secured,” mentioned Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions. “It’s undoubtedly the most significant fight that can happen in boxing. Heavyweights always ignite the excitement of fans. I’m convinced this will be the standout boxing event of this era. I’m eager to see Tyson get back the three titles he never actually lost inside the ring. My deepest gratitude goes to His Excellency and the GEA.”
“Both Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk represent the best heavyweights of this era. The anticipation is real for when they fight in Riyadh. These are two exceptional talents vying for the most respected award in sports,” expressed Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “I’m grateful to His Excellency Turki Alalshikh and everyone who played a part in turning this monumental event into reality.”
“It’s surreal, but it’s truly happening,” expressed Alex Krassyk of K2. “Words fall short to express how honored I am to be involved in the most important heavyweight fight of this era. I want to express my thanks to the KSA and his excellency Turki Al-Sheikh for their role, acknowledge Tyson’s bravery, and be thankful for everything we’ve been blessed with.”
Speaking on behalf of Tyson Fury, his manager Spencer Brown stated: “I’m overjoyed that Tyson has the opportunity to claim the title of the first Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion in the four-title era. This is his chance to further establish his legacy. But before that, he aims to solidify his reputation as The Baddest Man on The Planet this coming October 28th. We’re appreciative of His Excellency and the GEA; this Riyadh season promises to be exceptional!”