Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk: Date, time, TV, pay-per-view, streaming and undercard ahead of undisputed clash

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The 'Gypsy King' and the Ukrainian great are set to clash for all the gold in Saudi Arabia.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will finally meet this Saturday night to decide definitively who is the best big man on the planet.

Not since Lennox Lewis in 1999 has there been an undisputed heavyweight champion but when Fury, the WBC champion, and Usyk, the WBO, IBF and WBA champion, finally meet, there will be no doubting who is top dog.

Here's everything you need to know.

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When will Fury v Usyk take place?

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off at the press conference to announce their February 17 clash. Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off at the press conference to announce their February 17 clash.
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off at the press conference to announce their February 17 clash. | AFP via Getty Images

The fight will take place on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It’s the third date for the fight after Fury picked up a bad cut in sparring Croatian Agron Smakici less than three weeks out from their scheduled February 17 clash. According to multiple reports, it was going to be on Saturday, December 23 only for Fury to struggle badly in his narrow win over Francis Ngannou. That date in the Middle East was filled by the supershow featuring Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in separate fights. A date at Wembley also collapsed way back in April 2023 and now everyone is crossing their fingers that this is the final delay.

What TV channel will Fury v Usyk be on?

In what is thought to be an unprecedented move, the fight is going to be a pay-per-view broadcast on three different UK networks - TNT Sport PPV, DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office.

How much will Fury v Usyk cost to watch?

The price has been set at £24.95 on Sky Sports and £24.99 on TNT Sports. DAZN is priced at £24.99 - complete with a month’s subscription - or £23.99 for existing subscribers. DAZN packages start at £9.99 per month.

What has been said in the build-up to Fury-Usyk?

Fury as is customary, has let rip on the Ukrainian.

“I’m going to bust him up. Sausage. Ugly little man. Rabbit. Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run,” he said. “You know what’s coming? You’re getting smashed to pieces, sausage. You’re fighting the best British heavyweight there’s ever been.

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“You’ve beaten the rest of them, but you haven’t beaten Tyson Fury, sausage. You can never beat me. If you beat me in your dreams you better wake up and apologise. I stole that from Muhammad Ali, I apologise. When you sleep at night ugly man you’re going to think of me for the next eight weeks. I’m going to punch your face in. You ugly little man.”

Tyson Fury put on his customary show at the opening press conference Tyson Fury put on his customary show at the opening press conference
Tyson Fury put on his customary show at the opening press conference | AFP via Getty Images

Usyk is a man of far fewer words and vowed to do his talking in the ring. “I will speak in the ring. Every time Tyson Fury speaks a lot. For me it doesn’t matter,” he said.

How do Fury and Usyk's records compare?

Both boxers are undefeated, with Fury winning 34 fights with one draw and Usyk having a 21-0 record.

The Ukrainian, a former undisputed champion at cruiserweight, has already beaten Anthony Joshua twice, as well as defeating Derek Chisora and Tony Bellew. Last time out in Poland in August he knocked out a fourth Brit, Daniel Dubois, to retain his titles.

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Oleksandr Usyk is only missing Tyson Fury's WBC title from his collection Oleksandr Usyk is only missing Tyson Fury's WBC title from his collection
Oleksandr Usyk is only missing Tyson Fury's WBC title from his collection

Fury's last outing against a fully-fledged boxer saw him beat Dereck Chisora for a third time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last December. It was the meeting with Ngannou that nearly ruined everything though, the former UFC star giving Fury the fright of his life on his boxing debut, only for the 'Gypsy King' to prevail on points over 10 rounds in Saudi Arabia in October.

Who is on the undercard?

The February 17 undercard was as follows. How many of these fights transfer to May 18 remains to be seen.

  • Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Breidis - Vacant IBF cruiserweight championship
  • Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace - IBF super featherweight championship
  • Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez
  • Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar
  • Mark Chamberlain vs Joshua Oluwaseun
  • Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi
  • David Nyika vs Michael Seitz
  • Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev
  • Daniel Lapin vs Octavio Pudivitr