Tyson Fury next fight: Usyk superfight has a NEW DATE

Tyson Fury’s next fight WILL be the one we all dreamed of – Oleksandr Usyk for all of the heavyweight marbles. But it won’t happen for a little while yet.

Those dreams of an all-British megafight vs Anthony Joshua will not be happening any time soon, but a Fury vs Usyk blockbuster is one helluva consolation prize.

Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua for a second time in 2022 to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles and claim the Ring heavyweight title vacated by Fury. He then defended those belts with a stoppage of another Brit Daniel Dubois in August 2023.

Fury meanwhile removed the final obstacle in his way, albeit after a struggle, as he outpointed former UFC heavyweight champion Francis NGannou in Riyadh in October 2023.

When is Tyson Fury’s next fight?

Fury vs Usyk had been scheduled to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday February 17, 2024. Not any more though.

Just over two weeks out, Fury sustained a ‘freak cut’ in sparring and now the bout is postponed and has now been rescheduled for Saturday May 18, 2024.

We now know that ESPN+ will air the bout as a PPV in the United States along with DAZN, while Sky Sports Box Office, TNT Sports Box Office AND DAZN PPV will show it in the UK.

What is at stake in Fury vs Usyk?

Quite simply, absolutely everything from a heavyweight boxing perspective. The bout should crown the sport’s first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis way back in 1999.

If we look at the current heavyweight champions, Fury and Usyk hold every single title that matters.

Fury is the WBC and lineal champion, while Usyk is the IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring magazine king.

Why not Fury vs Joshua?

Great question, and the answer is that we could see this bout at last later in 2024.

If Fury does beat Usyk, and Joshua defeats Francis Ngannou in their March 8 superfight, the Saudi money man want them to meet with the undisputed heavyweight title on the line.