Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury Rematch Set for December 21

The much-anticipated rematch between the new undisputed world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champion Tyson Fury is officially on. The bout will take place on December 21 as part of Riyadh Season, dispelling earlier rumors that the fight might occur as soon as October.

Their first encounter, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on May 18, was a thrilling contest. Usyk emerged victorious by split decision and nearly knocked out Fury in the ninth round of what was an engaging and competitive battle. Both fighters had their moments, making for an exciting match that left fans eager for more.

A rematch clause was included in the original contract, ensuring that both fighters would face each other again. Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia, Turki Alalshikh, confirmed the news on X this morning:

“The rematch between the Undisputed Champion Oleksandr Usyk and the Champion Tyson Fury is now scheduled on the 21 of December 2024 during Riyadh Season...The world will watch another historical fight again...Our commitment to boxing fans continues...We hope you enjoy it.”

Boxing enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to another historic fight, as Usyk and Fury prepare to battle it out once more in Riyadh.

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