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Usyk - Fury: British finalize rematch decision

Usyk - Fury: British finalize rematch decision Photo: Tyson Fury is ready to fight the Ukrainian for the second time (

British boxer Tyson Fury has activated the rematch clause in the contract for the fight against undisputed heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk, according to journalist of talkSPORT Michael Benson on X.

The Gypsy King has exercised his option for a second bout against the Ukrainian champion. The decision of the 35-year-old Briton was confirmed by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.

The official is confident about the rematch between Usyk and Fury. According to him, the second showdown between the heavyweights will also take place in the Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh. The rematch is scheduled for late 2024 or early next year.

Earlier, the chairman of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Authority, Turki Al-Sheikh, identified October 12-13 as likely dates for the fight. The last hurdle for the second bout for the undisputed world champion title remains the International Boxing Federation (IBF), which could strip Usyk of his championship belt.

What's known about Usyk - Fury 2

In their first encounter, the Ukrainian claimed victory after a split decision by the judges. Two out of three members of the boxing panel favored Usyk with scores of 115:112 and 114:113.

The organizers have finalized the terms for the rematch, tentatively scheduled for October 2024 in Riyadh. If the IBF does not strip the stronger fighter between Hrgovic and Dubois, the winner of the rematch will remain the undisputed champion.

Should Fury decline the fight, Usyk will have at least three contenders. Following the Hrgovic - Dubois bout winner, two other heavyweights, WBA regular champion Charr and WBO interim champion Parker, are next in line.

By the way, earlier we recalled Usyk's most significant victories at the professional level.