Rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury announced for December in Saudi Arabia

Just over a week after the Ukrainian's victory, Usyk and Fury have a rematch confirmed for December

Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury in boxing fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/trboxing

Oleksandr Usyk banged Tyson Fury in a boxing fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/trboxing

The long-awaited rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, for the world heavyweight belts, is confirmed. The two will face each other again on December 21st, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The fight was announced by Turki Alalshikh, head of Saudi Arabia's General Entertainment Fund, on Wednesday morning (29).

Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury they faced each other on May 18, also in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. On that occasion, the Ukrainian came close to knocking out the Brit, but ended up winning a split decision from the judges to unify the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC and WBO belts, in addition to remaining undefeated in his career, with 22 wins in 22 fights as a professional. , and end his rival's unbeaten run, which had already lasted 35 fights.

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The confirmation of the rematch is not exactly a surprise. Soon after the defeat, Tyson Fury He expressed dissatisfaction with the judges' decision and revealed that he would activate the rematch clause in the contract for the fight.

“I believe I won this fight. I believe he won a few rounds, but I won most of them. We both put up a good fight, the best we could. His country is at war, so people are supporting him. Make no mistake, I won the fight, in my opinion. I will come back. I have a rematch clause. We will fight again in October”, said the Briton at the time.

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