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Rematch set: Fury & Usyk to clash again on December 21 in Riyadh

May 29, 2024
In the monumental showdown held in Riyadh, Usyk defeated the British heavyweight by a split decision.
In the monumental showdown held in Riyadh, Usyk defeated the British heavyweight by a split decision.

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, has officially announced that the epic rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury is scheduled for December 21, 2024, during Riyadh Season.

This follows their thrilling encounter last week, famously known as the "Ring of Fire," where Usyk emerged victorious, solidifying his status as the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

"The world will watch another historical fight again. Our commitment to boxing fans continues... We hope you enjoy it," stated Alalshikh in his post. The upcoming bout promises to draw global attention, as both fighters prepare to clash in what is expected to be a memorable showdown.

In the monumental showdown held in Riyadh, Usyk defeated the British heavyweight by a split decision, maintaining his undefeated streak and claiming all four major boxing belts—WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO. The match, a highlight of Riyadh Season, drew significant attention and was attended by dignitaries including Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, Minister of Sports, and Alalshikh himself.

The fight saw both contenders exchanging cautious punches, intensifying as the rounds progressed. Usyk's strategic shift in the eighth round and a nearly knockdown of Fury in the tenth were pivotal moments that ultimately led to his victory by decision in the dramatic final round.


May 29, 2024
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