Oleksandr Usyk Next Fight: The Undisputed King Set for December Reunion with ‘The Gypsy King’

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The Oleksandr Usyk next fight news has arrived and as expected the heavyweight king will once again face Tyson Fury.

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Who Will Oleksandr Usyk Next Fight Be Against?

Immediately after the conclusion of their first fight, Fury stated that he intended to exercise his rematch clause and seek redemption against Usyk. In May, Turki Alalashikh announced via X that the fight was confirmed for December in Saudia Arabia.

How to watch Oleksandr Usyk II vs. Tyson Fury 2 in December

  • Usyk vs. Fury II will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on December 21
  • The venue for the bout has not yet been announced
  • The bout will likely air on DAZN.

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Tyson Fury Recap

In one of boxing’s most entertaining heavyweight fights in recent memory, Oleksandr Usyk handed Tyson Fury his first loss to add the WBC belt and join the WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO, and The Ring straps he already owned. He is the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

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What Happened: From the gate, Usyk began closing the distance and landing straight punches to the body. However, Fury was able to take control of the fight after managing his distance with jabs and using his uppercut to hold back Usyk’s offense. 

The Ukranian rallied after the midpoint to retake the momentum, nearly finishing Fury in the seventh round. The knockdown played a huge role in his eventual split-decision victory.

The Fallout: Although clearly proving that he is the best heavyweight in the world, the IBF briefly entertained the stripping Usyk of their belt if Usyk rematched Fury instead facing its mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic, which would in turn remove his undisputed status. Fortunately, this idea was dropped in favor of introducing an interim belt for the Hrgovic and Daniel Dubois fight.

The Bottom Line: Both Usyk and Fury have plenty the work with as they strategize for the rematch. If Usyk succeeds again, beyond cementing him as top pound for pound fighter, it could also propel his name among some of the all-time great champions in the sport. A loss would most likely turn the rivalry into a trilogy with similar stakes.

Usyk has succeeded at heavyweight despite typically being the smaller man in the ring. Using superior speed, footwork, and the ability to overcome adversity, he has been able to reign among taller and heavier men.

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  • Oleksandr Usyk record: 22-0 (14 knockouts, 8 decisions)
  • Oleksandr Usyk last fight: Split decision win over Tyson Fury in May 2024
  • Oleksandr Usyk height: 6’3″
  • Oleksandr Usyk became the undisputed cruiserweight champion when he defeated Murat Gassiev in July 2018
  • He has earned stoppages in 64% of his wins
  • Usyk holds notable wins over Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Daniel Dubois, Derek Chisora, and Tony Bellew
  • Usyk won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics at heavyweight.
  • The 37-year-old briefly fought alongside his countrymen in the ongoing Ukrainian/Russian war.
  • In 2023 Usyk signed a one-year contract with FC Polissya Zhytomyr, a team in the Ukrainian Premiere League. He has stated that he wants to play professional soccer after retiring from boxing.

Oleksandr Usyk net worth

The measure of a fighter is often down to the money they’ve made throughout their career. Oleksandr Usyk’s net worth is estimated to be as much $50 million.

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