Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: A Historic Clash for the Undisputed Heavyweight Title

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: A Historic Clash for the Undisputed Heavyweight Title
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight

Tonight, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will step into the ring for what is being hailed as the fight of a generation. The victor will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in 24 years.

Initially set for February, the bout was postponed due to a facial injury suffered by Fury. Fury, holding the WBC belt, and Usyk, who took Joshua’s IBF, WBA, and WBO titles in 2021, both have impeccable records—Fury is 34-0-1 with 24 knockouts, while Usyk is 21-0 with 14 KOs.

“It’s a massive fight for boxing and for the heavyweight division,” says former British professional boxer Amir Khan, who leans towards Fury. “But there could be a few scares in the fight.”

Anthony Joshua, who has faced Usyk, expects him to win. “Phenomenal fighter, I would say he’s going to do a really good job,” Joshua told TalkSport.

Former world champion Tony Bellew believes, “Usyk wins on points. If the judges read the fight properly, it will be a unanimous decision.”

Conor McGregor adds, “Usyk is a crafty, crafty boxer. If anybody can do it, maybe Usyk can do it. Tyson is also a crafty boxer, plus he has the size.”

Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis are split, with Lewis favoring Fury to win by points.

Both fighters, who have a rematch clause, stand to gain significantly from this bout, with Fury reportedly set to earn at least £100 million ($127 million).

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with undercard matches, and the main bout is expected to start around 11 p.m. Nigerian time.

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