History was set to be made on February 17th, as Tyson Fury’s undisputed world heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia was set to be shown across three different channels in the UK.
The highly-anticipated fight was postponed due to Fury sustaining a cut in sparring just two weeks out, and the fight will now take place on May 18th in Riyadh.
The day before the fight postponement, the broadcaster’s were announced for this huge heavyweight clash. As expected, TNT Sports Box Office picked up the rights, and have shown all of Tyson Fury’s fights on that channel since his return to the ring in 2018.
However, the third broadcaster was confirmed to be Sky Sports Box Office. Sky Sports have an exclusive deal to broadcast shows promoted by BOXXER in the UK, but also have the rights to broadcast Top Rank shows, and Tyson Fury is a part of the Top Rank stable, whilst being co-promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions.
It is yet to be confirmed if the rescheduled date will land on all three channels, however, the fight will now go ahead on May 18th, and the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis will be crowned.