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Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

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Usyk almost knocked out Fury

The absolute world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) will defend his title in a rematch with Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) later this year. The second fight between the Ukrainian and British boxers will take place on December 21 in Riyadh, Arabia.

This was reported by Turki Al Al-Sheikh on his page on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter. According to him, it is this date that the rivals are currently focusing on, and not October 12, as originally planned and stipulated in the contract for the first fight.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced
Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

"The rematch between absolute world champion Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury is now scheduled for December 21, 2024 as part of the Riyadh Season. The world will once again see another historic fight. Our commitment to boxing fans continues. We hope you enjoy it," wrote Turki.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

In the first fight on May 18, Usyk won by split decision - 115:112, 113:114, 114:113. At the same time, in the ninth round, the Ukrainian almost knocked out Fury, who was saved by the referee and the gong. Because of this, American Deontay Wilder (43-3-1, 42 KOs) expressed confidence that Oleksandr was deprived of an early victory.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

It is not yet known whether all the belts will be on the line in the rematch between the Ukrainian and the Briton. It was planned that Usyk would be stripped of his title by the International Boxing Federation (IBF), but three reasons were given why it is beneficial for promoters and organizations to keep all the belts for the Ukrainian. At the same time, our boxer's team will appeal to the IBF to make an exception for mandatory defense.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

Earlier, former world champion Carl Froch named the main culprit behind Tyson's defeat of Oleksandr. He also expressed confidence that Usyk should end his career.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

Former boxer David Haye predicted that there will be no rematch between the Ukrainian and Fury. His compatriot Dereck Chisora started rumors that Oleksandr would return to the heavyweight division.

Official: the date of the rematch between Usyk and Fury has been announced

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Tyson Fury received a strange disqualification after his defeat by Oleksandr Usyk. The fate of the Ukrainian after winning the fight on May 18 was also announced.

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