Saudi chief confirms date for Tyson Fury’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, after the Gypsy King activated a clause in their deal to face the undisputed champion again

  • Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury to become the undisputed heavyweight champ
  • In the aftermath, Fury activated a rematch clause to face the Ukrainian again 
  • Now, Turki Alalshikh has confirmed a date for the highly-anticipated rematch

Tyson Fury’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk has finally been given a date after the British heavyweight triggered a rematch clause in their deal. 

The Gypsy King suffered his first professional defeat at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia, losing split decision after the judges scored the bout 115-112, 113-114, 114-113.

It meant that Usyk became the first boxer since Lennox Lewis in 1999 to unify the heavyweight division after taking the WBC title off Fury, which was added to his WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO titles.

Now, it’s been confirmed that the rematch has been scheduled for the final month of 2024, as the British star looks to bounce back from his difficult defeat.

In a post on X, Turki Alalshikh wrote: ‘The rematch between the Undisputed Champion Oleksandr Usyk and the Champion Tyson Fury is now scheduled on the 21 of December 2024 during Riyadh Season.

‘The world will watch another historical fight again…Our commitment to boxing fans continues…We hope you enjoy it..’

More to follow… 

Usyk defeated the Gypsy King via a split decision after an impressive display in Saudi Arabia