It's confirmed: Tyson Fury-Oleksandr Usyk rematch is set for this December

It will be another historical fight night…

Yes, we’re going to see it again. Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will run it back before the end of the year.

Turki Alalshikh, chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, has officially announced that Fury and Usyk’s epic rematch will take place on Saturday December 21, as part of the 2024-2025 Riyadh Season.


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According to his post, Alalshikh wrote: “The world will watch another historical fight again. Our commitment to boxing fans continues… We hope you enjoy it.”

What went down on May 18

We all saw the first highly anticipated “Ring of Fire” fight earlier this month, and it really wasn’t pretty to watch Fury get the stuffing out of him by Usyk.

The undefeated Ukrainian won by split decision against the Briton in the first unification fight of the four-belt era. One judge scored the fight 114-113 for Fury but was overruled by scores of 114-113 and 115-112 for the Ukrainian.

Fury immediately called for rematch claiming that he had won the fight, despite receiving a standing count and being saved by the bell after a relentless Usyk onslaught in the ninth round.

Usyk’s win meant he became the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in a 1999 rematch in Las Vegas after he added Fury’s WBC belt to his WBA, WBO and IBF collection.

Meanwhile, it was Fury’s first defeat of his professional career.

And after what boxing fans witnessed on that night, the encore encounter will surely be more anticipated than the first heavyweight championship fight.

Not much details have been revealed about the December 21 rematch, but watch this space as soon as we have more updates.

So, who do you think will win Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch?

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