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Fury vs Usyk Postponed to February After a Close Call with Ngannou

The anticipated boxing match between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on Dec. 23 has been postponed. The two fighters had agreed to face each other in Saudi Arabia for the undisputed heavyweight titles. However, before the big showdown, Fury had a close call with Francis Ngannou last Saturday in Saudi Arabia. Many expected Fury to win easily, but Ngannou put up a strong fight and even knocked down Fury. Fury managed to win by a split decision, but he suffered two cuts and more damage than anticipated. This raised doubts about his readiness for the Usyk fight on Dec. 23.

ESPN boxing reporter Mike Coppinger revealed that the fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk has been rescheduled for February in Saudi Arabia.

“Sources told ESPN that Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will clash for the undisputed heavyweight championship in February in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Fury-Usyk was originally set for Dec. 23 before Fury had a tough time in a narrow victory over Francis Ngannou. Fury sustained two cuts.”

The exact date of the new fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is not confirmed yet. But, the fight will still happen in Saudi Arabia. Coppinger also reported that the deal includes a two-way rematch clause, which means that the two fighters will likely face each other at least twice.


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