Oleksandr Usyk-Tyson Fury rematch announced for December 21

TURKI ALALSHIKH has officially announced that Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will have a rematch on Saturday, December 21.

This rematch comes seven months after their initial fight, where Usyk claimed victory and became the undisputed heavyweight champion by defeating Fury in a split decision (114-113, 113-114, 115-112). The first match took place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, and the upcoming bout will also be held in the Saudi Arabian capital.

Alalshikh, Chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, is instrumental in bringing together top boxing talents to create exciting matches in the sport. Usyk’s historic win on May 18 made him the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Fury suffered his first career loss in the previous fight, ending his WBC championship reign, which included notable victories over Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, and Derek Chisora.

During the lead-up to the Usyk-Fury rematch, tensions escalated when Fury’s father, John, engaged in a physical altercation with Usyk’s team, resulting in a headbutt and bloodshed.

The fight itself showcased Fury’s resilience and Usyk’s skill, with both fighters delivering impressive performances. The battle saw Fury rally back after a tough start, showcasing his fighting spirit and ultimately winning the final round on all scorecards.

It is uncertain whether all championship titles will be at stake in the rematch, as Usyk seeks an exception from the IBF to defend his undisputed title against Fury once again.

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