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Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard, how to watch & betting odds

Everything you need to know ahead of the hugely-anticipated heavyweight rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury scheduled for 21st December 2024.

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2

The first bout will go down in boxing history, as Usyk upset the odds to become the first full ruler of the heavyweight division in a quarter of a century!

But will it be a case of repeat or revenge when the two leading heavyweights reacquaint themselves in a blockbuster rematch?

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the December showdown...

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - All You Need To Know

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Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - Date

Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury will rematch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 21st December 2024.

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - Ringwalks & Fight Time

Given the size and nature of the fight, Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 will likely get underway at around 23:00 (BST) in Saudi Arabia.

The first fight got underway at around 23:45 (BST), with ringwalks commencing from 23:20 (BST).

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - Venue

The rematch will take place at the same venue as the first bout, the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The state-of-the-art purpose-built arena has already housed a plethora of top class boxing events, and appears to be the home to even more blockbuster showdowns over the coming years, as part of Riyadh Season.

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - TV Channel & how to watch

In an unprecedented move, UK residents were able to view Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk live on TNT Sports, Sky Sports and DAZN, and it appears likely that all three broadcasters will show the rematch too.

The event will undoubtedly be pay-per-view on each platform, meaning there will be a cost for anybody wishing to watch the action.

Are there any belts on the line for Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2?

Belts will be on the line in the scheduled rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury, although it is currently unclear whether or not it will be another undisputed showdown.

Usyk's success in May established him as the first fully-unified heavyweight champion in almost a quarter of a century, but the Ukrainian may be forced to vacate his IBF title prior to his rematch against Fury.

All of Usyk's other belts - the WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine straps are expected to be defended however.

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 Odds

Oleksandr Usyk has been installed as the 4/7 favourite to successfully follow up his success over Tyson Fury, with the Gypsy King an 11/8 outsider.

Oleksandr Usyk profile & record

22-0-0 (14 KOs)

Oleksandr Usyk may be a year older than Fury, but he turned professional much later in life after winning gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The Ukrainian made his professional debut in Kyiv in 2013, beating Felipe Romero by TKO in the fifth round, and he became the interim WBO cruiserweight champion in just his fifth fight.

He unified the cruiserweight division courtesy of a unanimous decision victory over Murat Gassiev in 2018 before defending his belts against Tony Bellew later that year.

A move up to the heavyweight division came in 2019 as he made easy work of Chazz Witherspoon prior to seeing off Derek Chisora.

In just his third fight at heavyweight, Usyk outclassed Joshua to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, and he repeated that feat in August 2022 before a controversial victory over Daniel Dubois took his overall record to 21-0.

By far, the most momentous victory of his career occurred in May 2024 however, when he scored a split-decision victory to dethrone the Gypsy King and become the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the 21st century. 

Tyson Fury profile & record

34-1-1 (24 KOs)

Tyson Fury turned professional in 2008, beating Bela Gyongyosi via a first-round TKO in Nottingham.

Prior to his defeat against Oleksandr Usyk, he had never lost a professional fight, with a controversial draw against Deontay Wilder being the only slight blemish on his then near-perfect record.

The 35-year-old, who was inactive between November 2015 and June 2018 as he battled with mental health issues, has now picked up 24 victories via KO or TKO, with just 12 of his trips to the ring going the distance.

After joining SugarHill Steward's team, Fury won all five his maiden fights with the American trainer before being out-pointed by Usyk.

Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2: Undercard

  • Oleksandr Usyk v Tyson Fury 2 - WBC, WBA, WBO & Ring Magazine heavyweight titles

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