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"An unprecedented move": Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

Oleksandr ChekanovNews
Tyson Fury
Usyk and Fury will fight in February

Three major British sports broadcasters will show the super fight between Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion. For the first time in history, local fans will be able to choose where to watch the fight.

This was reported by The Sun tabloid, which called the decision an "unprecedented move" and a "landmark deal." We are talking about Sky Sports and TNT Sports TV channels, as well as the DAZN streaming platform. All of them will broadcast live from Riyadh, having their arena platforms and invited experts.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight
''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

Laura Woods will be the studio host at TNT Sports. She made her debut on the channel when she worked on a boxing night in Poland, the main event of which was the confrontation between Usyk and Daniel Dubois (19-1, 18 KOs). Before the fight, the journalist admitted that she was "a little obsessed" with the Ukrainian.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight
''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

It should be noted that in Ukraine, the Usyk – Fury fight will be available to watch thanks to the Megogo video service and its streaming channel Megogo Gong. An analytical studio will also be organized here.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

2.5 weeks before the fight, an epic promo for the show called Ring of Fire was published. Prior to that, a video of the boxers' meeting appeared online, during which Tyson found a strange reason to run into the Ukrainian, and afterwards the rivals shook hands. Fury also named one reason why he respects our champion.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight
''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

In addition, Usyk himself suggested what would happen after the 12th round of the fight. He also told us what he had already defeated his opponent in. At the same time, an unexpected problem arose with the fight itself. At the same time, the boxers' fees became known.

In Saudi Arabia, a loud statement was made about the confrontation between the Ukrainian and the British on February 17. A month before the fight, a special belt was unveiled in Riyadh to be awarded to the winner of the confrontation. Its appearance caused outrage among fans.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

Former world champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia said he would support Usyk, calling the Ukrainian a "Russian man." This statement caused anger among fans from Russia.

''An unprecedented move'': Britain makes an extraordinary decision on the Usyk–Fury fight

As reported by OBOZ.UA, a scandalous detail of the Usyk–Fury show related to Russia also became known. Promoter Eddie Hearn wished our compatriot defeat and called Tyson a "downed pilot." And bookmakers stopped considering the Briton an obvious favorite.

Boxing debutant Francis Ngannou (0-1, 0 KOs) shared his expectations of the grand evening of boxing. And Usyk's sparring partner told us about what happened in the Ukrainian's camp.

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