- Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk heavyweight title fight confirmed
- The battle will take place in Saudi Arabia ‘on December 23 or in January’
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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have signed contracts to set up an undisputed heavyweight championship fight in Saudi Arabia.
Fury will face former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in October and in his next bout he will face Usyk to unify the WBC, IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.
The fight will take place in Saudi Arabia, but no date has been confirmed yet.
ESPN has reported that the fight could take place on December 23 or in January of next year.
Fury had previously suggested he saw no benefit in taking on Usyk to unify the titles.
He told Mail Sport: ‘I’m not interested in fighting Usyk. He is a small Ukrainian dosser. That’s all he is to me. No interest in uniting the divisions. It means nothing to me.
“All this stuff about uniting and whatever, it really doesn’t mean anything to me. I’m looking for the biggest payday. Usually Usyk doesn’t make it.’
More to follow.