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Usyk vs. Fury Rematch Set for December Showdown in Saudi Arabia

Usyk vs. Fury Rematch set to happen in December
Usyk vs. Fury

Boxing fans, mark your calendars for another epic showdown. Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are set to clash once more in a highly anticipated rematch on December 21, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This announcement comes just weeks after Usyk edged out Fury by a split decision to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Turki Alalshikh, the chairman of the General Entertainment Authority in Saudi Arabia, confirmed the rematch, stating,

“The rematch between the Undisputed Champion Oleksandr Usyk and the Champion Tyson Fury is now scheduled on the 21st 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…”

The first bout between Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) and Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) was a thrilling encounter that saw Usyk knock Fury down in Round 9. The Ukrainian boxer ultimately secured the victory via split decision, making him the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. However, this status will be short-lived as Usyk is expected to be stripped of his IBF title due to the rematch clause being exercised.

Fury, who believed he should have won the initial bout, is eager to reclaim his position at the top. His determination to avenge his loss and regain the championship sets the stage for an explosive rematch. Boxing enthusiasts worldwide are buzzing with anticipation for what promises to be another historic event.

Meanwhile, the heavyweight division continues to heat up with Filip Hrgovic, the mandatory challenger for the IBF title, set to face Daniel Dubois in a significant bout this Saturday in Saudi Arabia. However, this fight will not be for the vacant title, keeping the division's future even more fascinating.

As December 21 approaches, the excitement and speculation surrounding the Usyk vs. Fury rematch will undoubtedly intensify. With both fighters ready to prove themselves once more, this rematch is poised to be a monumental event in boxing history.


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