Fury vs. Usyk – ESPN+ PPV, TNT Sports – Feb. 17 – 9 pm ET
Fury-Usyk goes down February 17 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King, is zeroing in on Usyk with a swagger that’s hard to ignore. “It’s my show now, and Usyk, your perfect record and those belts are basically mine,” Fury declared with his usual flair. “Shoutout to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Turki Alalshikh for making this ultimate title fight a reality in the breathtaking Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. My last brawl here was unforgettable, and I’m itching for a repeat performance. England, I’m returning as the undisputed heavyweight king this time around.”
Usyk, ever so nonchalant, responded, “Targets? They’re not really my thing. I’m here for one thing only: ‘The Undisputed’ journey. That’s what makes this fight the only one that counts for me.”
Turki Alalshikh, the Chairman of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority, chimed in with his two cents. “Ever since the Riyadh Season began in 2019, we’ve become the hotspot for huge happenings, and this undisputed heavyweight title fight is definitely a big deal. It’s a historic event, a fight that’s been on everyone’s radar. Now it’s a reality, and Saudi Arabia is thrilled to host this monumental battle. It’s bound to be a global phenomenon, and we’re sparing no effort for a spectacle of this magnitude.”
Frank Warren of Queensberry added, “Riyadh Season and boxing are reaching a crescendo on February 17 with the first undisputed heavyweight fight in 24 years. Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk is the fight of the century, exactly what fans worldwide are eager to witness. Kudos to Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Turki Alalshikh, and Riyadh Season for turning this dream into reality.”
Bob Arum, Top Rank chairman, was equally enthusiastic. “Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk, the heavy hitters of the heavyweight division, are gearing up for a showdown in the stunning Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This fight is not just another battle; it’s destined to be a legendary clash and a momentous chapter in the history books. Fury may be a heavyweight icon, but don’t discount Usyk, the former Olympic hero who’s conquered two weight divisions.”
Alex Krassyuk, Usyk’s manager, couldn’t hide his excitement. “The world’s dreams are finally coming true!” he exclaimed. “So proud of Usyk and hats off to Tyson. Let the superior fighter prevail, and here’s to Usyk clinching his second undisputed triumph!”
“I’ve danced this dance before, plenty of heavyweight title fights under my belt. But this? This is the big one. We’re both undefeated. He’s a champ; I’m a champ. This is going to be a legendary fight, one for the history books.
“It’s been nearly a quarter-century since the world’s seen an undisputed heavyweight world champion. The Klitschkos had their reign, but for 14 years, no one could unite the belts. Now, it’s our turn. We’re chosen for this. It’s destiny, and I’m the one destined to be the undisputed champion.
“We’re not here to chit-chat. It’s a boxing fight. On February 17, all the words mean nothing. It’s about who takes the win. He thinks he’ll win. I know I’m going to win. That’s all there is to it.”
“I’m thrilled to be here, grateful to everyone. I’ll do my real talking in the ring.
“I’ve got a story, kinda mirrors ours with Tyson, about David and Goliath. When the Lord hands me Tyson, I’ll do what I gotta do.”
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