• 22/06/2024 21:53

Usik completed training camp before the historic fight with Fury for the absolute title – photo

ByИван Дунаев

May 9, 2024

The Ukrainian showed his form nine days before the long-awaited fight.

World heavyweight champion according to WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF Alexander Usik has completed preparations for a fight with WBC title holder Tyson Fury.

The 37-year-old Ukrainian boxer announced this on his Instagram page, demonstrating his form nine days before the fight against the Briton.

“The hard work is done,” Usik wrote on the social network, posting a photo from his training session.

        View this post on Instagram -top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;”>Addition, expansions Usyk. The Cat. Oleksandr (@usykaa)

The Usyk-Fury fight will take place on May 18 in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). The fight was initially scheduled for February 17, but due to an injury the Briton received during one of the sparrings, it had to be postponed.

To avoid another breakdown of the fight, the organizers established sanctions , which will be applied to Usik or Fury if one of them does not enter the ring on May 18. Boxersface a huge fineif they refuse to fight on the scheduled date.

The winner of the Usyk-Fury fight will become the first undisputed world champion in the heavyweight division in the 21st century.

The last “absolute” in the heavyweight division was Lennox Lewis, who achieved this status in 1999 when he defeated Evander Holyfield. Then the WBA, WBC and IBF titles were at stake. The WBO belt was recognized as equal in 2007, so the winner of the fight between Usik and Fury will become the first “absolute” heavyweight in history with four major titles.

It was previously reported that the winner of the fight between Usik and Fury will be deprived of one of the championship belts.

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