Fight Time, Undercard, Ring Walks: What You Should Know About Fury Vs. Usyk - Latest Global News

Fight Time, Undercard, Ring Walks: What You Should Know About Fury Vs. Usyk

Here’s everything you need to know about the heavyweight title fight in Riyadh.

The long-awaited heavyweight world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk is scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Fury, the 35-year-old British WBC champion, and his 37-year-old Ukrainian counterpart Usyk – who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts – will square off over 12 rounds in the Ring of Fire boxing event measure Riyadh.

Here’s what you need to know before the collision:

What are the events leading up to the fight?

Ahead of the game, the weigh-in will take place on Friday at 9:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. GMT).

The undercard event begins at 7:00 p.m. (16:00 GMT) on Saturday.

When does Walk and Fight take place in the Usyk Fury Ring?

Usyk and Fury will begin their ring walks for the main event on Sunday at 1am local time (10pm GMT on Saturday).

The fight begins shortly afterwards.

Where will the Usyk-Fury fight take place?

The game will take place at the Kingdom Arena in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Who is Tyson Fury?

Fury is a two-time world heavyweight champion and has been a professional boxer since 2008. The Manchester-born fighter stands 2.06 meters (6 feet, 9 inches) tall and has a record of 34 wins, 24 by knockout and no losses (34-0-1, 24 KOs). He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2020.

Who is Oleksandr Usyk?

Usyk, also undefeated, is an Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine who has fought and won 21 matches (21-0, 14 KOs). He currently holds the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts. The 1.9-meter (6-foot, 3-inch) fighter was on patrol in his homeland during Russia’s war against Ukraine.

What titles are Fury and Usyk fighting for?

This is the first undisputed world heavyweight title since 1999, when Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield.

Fury and Usyk fight for the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF titles.

Where can I watch the fight live?

Al Jazeera will run a live build-up and text commentary page for the fight.

The fight will be streamed and broadcast live on multiple regional platforms that charge pay-per-view fees.

Who is on the undercards?

  • Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis – for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title
  • Joe Cordina vs. Anthony Kakache
  • Mark Chamberlain vs. Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab
  • Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Safar
  • Isaac Lowe vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi
  • David Nika vs. Michael Seitz
  • Moses Itauma vs. Ilya Mezentsev
  • Agit Kabayel vs. Frank Sanchez

What is the Fight Purse?

The final prize money has not been announced and will only be revealed after the fight, but Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has suggested the British champion will win more than $100 million, about 70 percent of the prize money.

Is Fury on crutches?

On Monday, Fury was spotted on crutches. It turns out the British boxer was just playing a prank and didn’t actually need to use them. The match between Fury and Usyk was originally scheduled for February, but was postponed after Fury sustained a cut on his eye during a sparring session.

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