Report: Heavyweight Rematch Set for October in Saudi Arabia

Warren Confirms Fury to Enforce Rematch with Usyk

Tyson Fury will activate his rematch clause and step back into the ring with the newly crowned undisputed heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, in October. This eagerly anticipated rematch will once again take place in Saudi Arabia, according to promoter Frank Warren.

October Showdown

Previously, October 12 had been suggested as the tentative date for the bout. Warren confirmed on talkSPORT, “He’s back here. He’s recuperating and his mood is that he wants the rematch. That is already signed for so that will happen.”

Post-fight, Fury had not committed immediately to the rematch, citing the physical toll of the match. “I’ve just had a fight,” said Fury. “As you can see from my face. I’m pretty busted up… He’s busted up too.”

Usyk’s Historic Victory

Usyk’s victory over Fury saw him claim the WBC title, adding it to his collection of belts from Anthony Joshua, including the WBA, WBO, and IBF titles. This triumph made Usyk the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years.

Title Controversy

However, the upcoming rematch may not see all four belts on the line. Reports suggest that the IBF is set to strip Usyk of their title, potentially awarding it to the winner of the June 1 fight between Filip Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois. Despite this, the rematch between Fury and Usyk remains one of the most highly anticipated events in the boxing calendar.

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