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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will battle for the WBC, WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles on Saturday, May 18. The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office, with ring walks anticipated around 11 pm UK and Ireland time. For price and booking details, as well as information on the press conference and weigh-in times, please refer to the latest updates from the event organizers.

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The highly anticipated Fury vs Usyk fight is scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. The main event, featuring a 12-round heavyweight clash, is expected to commence with the ring walks around 11 pm UK time. In Saudi Arabia time, this translates to 1 am on Sunday, May 19th. Joe Cordina

 

The build-up coverage for the event kicks off at 4 pm UK time on Sky Sports Box Office, featuring two hours of the undercard action on Sky Sports Action starting from the same time. Joe Cordina

 

The Usyk-Fury fight is scheduled to take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This venue previously hosted the highly anticipated heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou in March 2024.

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The Usyk-Fury fight is set to happen at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the same venue that hosted the blockbuster heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou in March 2024.

 

To book the fight, Sky customers in the UK can purchase it for £24.95, while Sky (and Virgin Media) customers in the Republic of Ireland can get it for €27.95 until midnight on Friday, May 17. After this deadline, the price will be £24.95/€27.95 for all “self-service” bookings (remote control/online), or £29.95/€32.95 if booked via phone (IVR or agent), with an additional £2 booking fee if done through an agent. Joe Cordina

 

The event price will revert back to £24.95/€27.95 (ROI) from midnight on Saturday, May 18.

The undefeated Joe Cordina is set to defend his IBF super-featherweight title against Anthony Cacace. Cordina boasts a remarkable record of 17 wins, with zero losses and draws, with nine victories coming by knockout. On the other side, Cacace brings to the ring a record of 21 wins, one loss, and seven knockouts.

 

Other notable matchups on the card include:

– Jai Opetaia vs Mairis Briedis for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title.
– Mark Chamberlain vs Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab.
– Sergey Kovalev vs Robin Sirwan Safar.
– Isaac Lowe vs Hasibullah Ahmadi.
– David Nyika vs Michael Seitz.
– Moses Itauma vs Ilja Mezencev.
– Agit Kabayel vs Frank Sanchez.

 

The pre-fight press conferences for Fury and Usyk are set for 7pm UK time on Thursday, May 16.

The weigh-in is scheduled for the same time on Friday, May 17.

Both of these build-up events will be available to watch live on Sky Sports.

Fury is the reigning WBC heavyweight champion of the world. In his most recent fight, Fury faced former UFC champion Ngannou, overcoming a knockdown to secure a narrow victory via split decision in Ngannou’s professional debut.

 

Usyk maintains an unblemished record in his professional career and has remained undefeated since transitioning from cruiserweight, where he held the undisputed championship. The Ukrainian convincingly defeated Joshua in their two heavyweight encounters in September 2021 and August 2022. In his most recent bout, Usyk successfully defended his IBF, WBA, and WBO world heavyweight titles by stopping Daniel Dubois in the ninth round.  Joe Cordina

Tyson Fury’s professional boxing stats:
– Age: 35
– Height: 6ft 9in
– Total fights: 35
– Record: 34-1 (0 KOs)

Oleksandr Usyk’s professional boxing stats:
– Age: 37
– Height: 6ft 3in
– Total fights: 21
– Record: 21-0 (14 KOs)

Tyson Fury is the slight favorite to win with Sky Bet at odds of 5/6. The odds for Fury winning by KO/TKO are 3/1, and by decision are 7/4. On the other hand, Usyk is rated even to win, with odds of 4/1 for a knockout victory and 2/1 for a split decision win. The odds for a draw are 14/1. Joe Cordina

(Odds as of May 8)

 

Tyson Fury expressed, “It’s not personal. It’s strictly business for both fighters. There’s a lot at stake, but I don’t hold any animosity towards him. I respect him as a man and as a fighter. One has to acknowledge his achievements. He’s unified heavyweight champion, undisputed cruiserweight champion.

 

“I believe I’m the best. I’m simply defending my status as the best against him. Weight divisions exist for a reason. When cruiserweights step up to the heavyweight division, they often struggle. You may defeat the average big fighters, but overcoming the elite big fighters is a different story because size does matter. These are undeniable truths.” Joe Cordina

 

Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, stated, “It’s the fight of a lifetime. The entire world is anticipating it. Let’s hope Tyson shows up and steps into the ring. Joe Cordina

“I could talk about Usyk’s secret weapon, but the truth is, it’s no secret. His greatest assets are his mind, his heart, his experience, and his boxing skills. What sets him apart from Tyson Fury is his discipline. That’s what makes him exceptional, and it’s his most formidable weapon.” Joe Cordina

It’s a monumental sporting event of our time. Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will clash for the undisputed world heavyweight championship on Saturday, May 18, airing live on Sky Sports Box Office.

 

 

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