Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk were originally scheduled to face off on February 17, but will now wait until May 18 for their chance to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
Fury will put his WBC belt on the line against Usyk’s WBO, WBA and IBF straps to crown the division’s first sole champion in the four belt era.
Just two weeks out from the original date, Fury was cut in sparring by a rogue elbow, and the fight as it was was immediately pulled. Whilst some reports suggested Usyk would keep the date and face Filip Hrgovic, his IBF mandatory challenger, it has now been confirmed that the bout is to be rescheduled for mid-May.
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News on the undercard, particularly whether or not it will remain unchanged, is expected soon.