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16th May 2024

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: Follow the world heavyweight title fight in our live hub

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk meet on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in a fight for the crown of being the undisputed heavyweight world champion.

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You can follow the fight live here.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will meet on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in a fight that will determine the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in 24 years.

You can follow the event live in our hub above, just click on the key point you want to read about or keep scrolling for updates.

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: What is at stake?

British boxer Fury and Ukrainian Uysk are fighting for the chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world since Lennox Lewis in 2000, with all four belts on the line.

The rivals were meant to fight in February, but the bout was postponed after Fury suffered an injury in sparring.

Both Fury and Usyk are both undefeated in their professional careers.

When does the fight take place and what time is the ring walk?

Fury vs Usyk takes place on Saturday, May 18 at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The undercard starts at 4 pm UK time. Ring-walks for the main event are expected to take place at around 11 pm UK time.

Of course, this is open to change depending on how the undercard fights go.

How can I watch the fight?

You can watch the fight on pay-per-view. In the UK and Ireland, the bout will be shown live on both Sky Sports Box Office and TNT Sports Box Office.

For more information, click here for Sky Sports Box Office, and here for TNT Sports Box Office.

What have the fighters said ahead of the bout?

Fury:

“I’m the best. I’m just defending my ‘best-ness’ against him.

“We have weight divisions for a reason. When the cruiserweights step up to the big boys, usually they get found wanting.

“You can beat the average big ones, but you can’t beat the elite big ones because size really matters. These are facts.”

Usyk:

“I’m doing good, I’m happy and I’m hungry. I don’t care how Tyson will be this week. I’m ready.

“For me May 18 is important, what Tyson does in the press conferences doesn’t matter.

“I don’t think about Tyson Fury now. I’ve seen him in a lot of fights. I don’t know how he will box against me, we will see when we get into the ring.”

What is the record of the two fighters?

Fury (35, 6ft 9in): 34-0-1 (24 KOs).

Usyk (37, 6ft 3in): 21-0 (14 KOs).

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