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Usik went to Riyadh to fight with Fury for the title of “absolute” – photo from the plane

ByИван Дунаев

May 11, 2024

The Ukrainian boxer published a photo of where he is in surrounded by his team.

World heavyweight champion according to WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF Alexander Usik went to Saudi Riyadh for a fight with WBC title holder Tyson Fury.

The Ukrainian boxer shared a photo on his Instagram page of himself sitting on a plane with his team. On the road, Alexander took a book and a talisman – a toy donkey with a blue and yellow ribbon around his neck.

“We are already close,” Usik captioned the photo on the social network.

        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. 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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