The Usyk vs. Fury fight is just days away

The Usyk vs. Fury fight is just days away; let's discuss the latest updates on the main heavyweight bout.


Usyk vs Fury fight is less than a week away: we talk about the latest news for the main heavyweight fight

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There has not been a unification fight for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion in over 20 years. The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis. The upcoming fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury is one of the most anticipated events in world sports and is sure to be a historic moment.

Long organization of unification fight

For the first time, Usyk invited Fury to fight for the title of absolute champion in the fall of 2021, immediately after his first victory over Anthony Joshua. However, at that moment, Joshua believed he lost by accident, and Usyk agreed to a rematch.

The next rounds of negotiations took place a year later when Fury defeated Dillian Whyte and then Dereck Chisora. Then, the first specific date for the fight between the two champions surfaced in the press – April 29, 2023.

Negotiations stalled due to the exorbitant financial demands of Fury’s team. Gypsy King considered himself the main star of the confrontation and demanded a 70/30 split of the prize fund. The owner of three championship belts, Usyk, proposed a fair division of the amount in the ratio of 50/50.

In the spring of 2023, it was not possible to reach an agreement again, so Oleksandr Usyk signed up for a fight with Daniel Dubois, and Tyson Fury decided to make easy money by fighting with the famous UFC fighter Francis Ngannou. In preparation for this fight, Fury’s team visited Saudi Arabia several times, and there, they made progress in negotiations for a fight with Usyk.

The parties do not announce specific figures for the prize money, but apparently, the sheikhs offered the boxers such a high fee for the fight in Riyadh that even Fury, greedy for money, could not resist.

Moving the fight date

The contract for the unification fight was officially signed on September 29, and the main date was December 23, 2023. When the terms were announced, experts doubted the feasibility of such deadlines. Fury’s fight with Ngannou was scheduled for October 28, and the training camp for such high-level fighters takes at least two months. It was difficult to imagine that the Briton would have time to recover before the fight with Usyk.

Fury’s team predictably started talking about postponing the fight. After another series of negotiations, during which Usyk demanded compensation for the disruption of the fight, a new preliminary date appeared – February 2024, without specification. Given the ease with which Fury breaks any agreement, the announced deadline didn’t guarantee the fight to occur in February, but not this time. Perhaps the threat of losing the belt and pressure from the WBC forced the Briton to fulfill the terms of the contract – the title fight was scheduled for February 17. However, during the preparation for the fight, Fury received a severe cut. Then, the organizers agreed with the boxers on a new date,  May 18, 2024.

Chance of winning

Initially, experts from the bookmaker 1xBet considered Tyson Fury the favorite and offered odds of 1.84 on his victory, while Usyk’s victory was quoted at 2.21. For a draw, which is rarely recorded in boxing, the odds were 16. On the eve of the fight, the situation changed radically – experts assessed the chances of success for both boxers as equal. Currently, the odds for Fury and Usyk to win are 2.09 and 2.01, respectively. The odds for other important markets have also changed. A victory by knockout is estimated with odds of 12.0 for Fury and 15.0 for Usyk, by technical knockout – 7.0 for Fury and 7.5 for Usyk, by jury decision – 2.85 for Fury and 2.73 for Usyk. Experts predict the fight to last 12 rounds and you can bet on this with odds of 1.39. A bet that the fight will end early is accepted with odds of 3.16.

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