Usyk and Fury rematch set for 21st December

Usyk and Fury rematch set for 21st December

By Mosese Raqio
Thursday 30/05/2024

Undisputed heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury are set to meet in a rematch on the 21st of December this year, according to the chairman of Saudi Arabia's general entertainment authority.

Usyk beat Fury by a split decision last two weeks to become the first undisputed champion of the four-belt era.

The rematch was said to be in the works for October but has been pushed back to December.

Usyk is the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

The 37-year-old Ukrainian has won all 22 of his professional fights.

The contest would allow Fury to gain revenge after tasting defeat for the first time in his 16-year professional career against Usyk.

It is unlikely that all four belts will be on the line in the rematch with the IBF planning to strip Usyk as he will not be facing its mandatory challenger next.

However, Usyk has requested an "exception" to keep hold of the belt for the rematch.

The IBF told BBC Sport their "board of directors" would meet to discuss the request.

Source: BBC Sports

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