Tyson Fury's showdown with Oleksandr Usyk set 'for February in Saudi Arabia' despite heavyweight rivals claiming they were ready for planned December 23 bout

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By David Wood for MailOnline

Published: 20:49 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 20:53 EDT, 31 October 2023

Tyson Futy's undisputed heavyweight title conflict pinch Oleksandr Usyk is now planned for February successful Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to ESPN.

The showdown had been planned for December 23 earlier Fury struggled successful a tougher-than-expected bout pinch erstwhile UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou connected Saturday nighttime successful Riyadh. 

The 35-year-old was near battered and bruised pursuing his arguable triumph successful 1 of nan astir eagerly-anticipated bouts of nan year.


After nan determination was announced, Usyk entered nan ringing to face Fury and group up their showdown.

'23 of December, I'm fresh to fight,' said Usyk, who stepped into nan ringing aft nan determination was rendered. 'Let's spell now if you want,' said Fury, nan WBC heavyweight champion. '

Tyson Fury showed disconnected his battered and bruised look pursuing his arguable victory

Fury struggled successful a tougher-than-expected bout pinch Francis Ngannou connected Saturday night

Oleksandr Usyk stepped into nan ringing to face Fury aft Saturday's divided decision

Fury won nan conflict by divided determination via a people of 94-95, 96-93, 95-94, but Ngannou near pinch overmuch in installments aft a good show successful his first ever master boxing fight.

Fury was knocked down successful nan 3rd information and near battered and bruised pursuing his crossover fight.

But he insisted that location was thing that could derail his undisputed heavyweight showdown pinch Oleksandr Usyk connected December 23.

With nasty purple bruising each astir his battered near eye, Fury insisted: 'I've only sewage immoderate aboveground bruising.

'There was a small spot of a caput conflict and a fewer punches but thing major, nary superior injuries.'

Morecambe's WBC heavyweight king had agreed a woody pinch Ukraine's WBA, IBF and WBO to title each nan belts.

When asked flat-out if December 23 was still connected nan cards, he said: 'I time off each that to my team, I don't get involved'.

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