Oleksandr Usyk seeking February date for Saudi showdown with Tyson Fury

  • Date in Riyadh pushed back to next year after Briton’s last fight
  • ‘Technically, nothing changes’ says the holder of four belts

Oleksandr Usyk is hoping his undisputed heavyweight world title showdown with Tyson Fury can take place in Saudi Arabia in February once the Briton has recovered from a bruising 10 rounds against Francis Ngannou.

Contracts were signed in September but a proposed 23 December date in Riyadh has been pushed back to next year since the WBC champion’s near-defeat to former UFC champion Ngannou in a non-title bout last month. The Ukrainian holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts and both he and Fury are unbeaten.

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