Fury vs Usyk Tonight: Timings and Viewing Details

Massive Clash Set for Saudi Arabia: Fury vs Usyk

The boxing world braces for a historic encounter tonight as Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk face off to crown the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in 25 years. Not since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999 has one fighter held all four major belts in boxing’s premier division. The victor will achieve an unprecedented feat, unifying the WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF titles.

Anticipating the Timings and Build-Up

Fans in the UK can expect Fury and Usyk to enter the ring around 11.05pm, although this is subject to change. Past events in Saudi Arabia, including Anthony Joshua’s victory over Francis Ngannou, have seen delays. The fight could start later depending on how long the undercard bouts take, with several scheduled for 12 rounds each.

Viewing Options in the UK

For UK viewers, the clash between Fury and Usyk will be available on Sky Sports Box Office, TNT Sports Box Office, and DAZN. Subscribers to any of these platforms will need to purchase the fight for around £25, though prices may vary slightly. To watch on DAZN, follow the link provided.

The main event isn’t the only attraction tonight. The undercard in Riyadh features two other world title fights and numerous intriguing matchups. Here’s the full fight card:

  • Oleksandr Usyk vs Tyson Fury
  • Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace
  • Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis
  • Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez
  • Mark Chamberlain vs Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab
  • Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar
  • Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi
  • Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev
  • Daniel Lapin vs Octavio Pudivitr
  • David Nyika vs Michael Seitz
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Fighter Perspectives

Both fighters have expressed their anticipation and confidence. Tyson Fury stated, “It feels absolutely fantastic to be in the great Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I’m feeling fantastic. I can’t wait to put a good show on. There’s so many people coming. It’s such an event. All the big stars are here. It’s going to be epic. I can’t wait. If I was fighting an old dosser on Saturday night who had five fights and lost them all, it would be very important to me.”

He continued, “Every fight I’ve ever had is important to me. Every little fight along the way was important to me. I believe that every left and right turn I’ve ever taken in my life, every time I’ve fallen over, and every time I’ve climbed up was all leading to this moment. It’s destiny. I predict that somebody’s ‘0’ has got to go. And it’s going to be that team over there, unfortunately for them. Oleksandr Usyk is a great fighter. Olympic gold medalist, cruiserweight world champion, heavyweight world champion.”

Fury added, “But, unfortunately for him, he has to come against the great Tyson Fury in the era of me. I’m really looking forward to Saturday night. Even if he had 20 million people screaming his name, they cannot fight for him on the night. And when there’s two men in there on the night, it’s going to be very daunting when he has The Undertaker in the ring with him.”

Oleksandr Usyk shared his thoughts as well: “I feel good. I’m very happy to be here. Saturday is a special day because I will have the opportunity to become undisputed for a second time. It’s great. It’s very good for me. It’s very important for my country. I like that. I have a plan. It’s a better plan. And it’s a great plan. I really appreciate the support from my fans and Ukrainian soldiers. I love my fans.”

As the clock ticks down to this massive clash, the excitement is palpable. The world awaits the moment when these two titans step into the ring, each vying to make history and cement their legacy as the undisputed heavyweight champion.

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