Boxing fans are up for a treat as the highly anticipated Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is finally set to take place very soon, with the fight date and venue and other details all confirmed
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will fight to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk 2023 fight schedule, date, time, tickets, venue, card, live stream
‼️ Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's teams have both now informed the WBA that they have agreed terms for the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF & WBO heavyweight world title fight on April 29th at Wembley Stadium. WBA will not order Usyk vs Daniel Dubois. [@MikeCoppinger] pic.twitter.com/fnJNtGEB8p
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 10, 2023
‼️ Frank Warren has declared that Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is "on" for April 29th at Wembley Stadium, "subject to contracts being sorted out". Regarding the date, Warren said: "At one stage I wasn't sure whether Tyson would fit for it, but he was okay." [@talkSPORT]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) March 12, 2023
For the upcoming match, Fury will put his WBC belt on the line while Usyk will throw in his IBF, WBA, and WBO strap.
The fight comes after a long period of negotiations and even seemed unlikely at some point. However, Usyk surprisingly agreed to accept just 30 per cent of his rival’s multi-million-pound purse. Usyk however, will get a £1million donation to his war-torn homeland of Ukraine in return.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight date and venue
The highly anticipated Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk clash will take place on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London. Both fighter are fierce rivals and were earlier in talks to take their undisputed world title fight to Saudi Arabia.
However, their promoters could not strike up a deal with the Middle Eastern state. As such, they turned their attention to the UK, where Wembley serves as the obvious host. Wembley is also the same venue which having previously staged Fury;s all-British clash with Dillian Whyte. It has also hosted several of Anthony Joshua’s world title fights in the past.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk UK expected start time
Since the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is the main event, it will likely start at around 10pm. Moreover, Wembley holds a strict curfew, which means that fans will be told of the exact start time in advance. However, the main event could even take place earlier depending on the progress of the undercard fights.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk how to watch TV broadcast and live stream in the UK
Fight promoters till haven’t announced the broadcast details for the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk, fight. However, BT Sport Box Office will likely broadcast the event live since Fury has a long-standing relationship with the broadcaster.
If this is the case, interested viewers will have to pay at least £26.95 to watch the fight. Fury’s most recnt fight where he won over Dereck Chisora last December also put out the same price. Fans could also see the price increase to almost £30. Upon paying the subscription, fans can watch the live stream of the fight through BT Sport Box Office.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk how to buy tickets
As of now, the promoters haven’t announced the ticket sales for the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk match. However, it will likely go on sale soon since it is just a few weeks away. The promoters will be expecting as many as 100,000 supporters at Wembley for the upcoming match. Tickets for the recent match between Fury vs Whyte at the Wembley ranged from £55 to £2,000. As such, fans can expect a similar range this time again for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk.
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard
As of now, the organizers haven’t confirmed the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard. Fans can however, expect the event to feature several of promoter Frank Warren’s rising stars. Although the event may not feature other world title fights, it will definitely showcase some of the country’s best talents.