Tyson Fury is back in the headlines – for all the reasons. A noisy fight week is in full swing ahead of his undisputed heavyweight showdown with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.


The self-styled Gypsy King has been typically animated in the lead-up to the fight, which will see one man snatch a clean sweep of the belts to become the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

However, while excitement is building, tensions have inevitably flared up between the two hostile camps.

Fury's father, John, was left bleeding in a hotel lobby after he appeared to headbutt a member of Usyk's entourage following a promotional event.

Once the bluster and bravado subsides (if it subsides), the world will receive the fight it has longed for between Fury and Usyk. The former sparked plenty of frustration after he opted for a bout against former UFC star Francis Ngannou in late 2023, which kept the Usyk duel on ice.

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The Fury-Usyk encounter was anticipated to go ahead in December, was scheduled for February, then postponed to May after Fury sustained a facial injury in training. May has arrived, the fighters have landed, the talking is about to stop.

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When is Tyson Fury's next fight?

Tyson Fury will fight Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday 18th May 2024. TV coverage of the event begins at 4pm.

The pair were expected to face one another in February but the fight was put on ice once again as Fury suffered a nasty cut above his eye during sparring.

As things stand, the fight will go ahead, but until the bell rings with Fury and Usyk stood in the same ring at the same time, nothing is certain.

Fans can tune in to watch Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk on DAZN PPV for a £24.99 fee with a free month of DAZN.

Alternatively, you can tune in via Sky Sports Box Office for a one-off £24.95 fee.

Why did Tyson Fury not fight Oleksandr Usyk in 2023?

Oleksandr Usyk sitting and smiling during a press conference announcing a fight
Oleksandr Usyk. Andrzej Iwanczuk/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Fury is the current WBC heavyweight champion and is the only man standing in the way of WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO champion Usyk becoming the undisputed heavyweight king of the world. Or vice versa.

A blockbuster fight was agreed between the pair but talks broke down and the bout was cancelled in March 2023.

Of course, both sides have attempted to save face in the fallout, and Usyk's promoter Alexander Krassyuk claimed: "I did act in the courtesy of boxing when I accepted 70/30 [purse split] but I accepted it with a condition that Tyson had to donate £1 million to the people of Ukraine immediately after the fight.

"Tyson seemed to only hear the first part of this message and didn’t like, want or hear the second. There were a bunch of issues that collectively put the criticalness which finally exploded and we had to pull the plug.”

Fury, in typical style, fought back on social media, saying: "You tried all week to get out of it, begging for a rematch. You got your rematch and didn't even want to fight at that. You little 14-stone coward. Your full team know it as well.

"Keep running. Fight [Daniel] Dubois at the Copperbox. Always know that you, and everyone else like you, could never tangle with The Gypsy King."


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