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Fury and Usyk set to thrill in Riyadh

RIYADH: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to collide in what promises to be an electrifying showdown for the undisputed heavyweight championship on Saturday in Riyadh.

The tension between the two undefeated fighters reached a boiling point at the weigh-in, with Fury shoving Usyk and exchanging heated words, adding extra spice to their highly anticipated encounter.

“I’m ready to rock and roll, so fireworks tomorrow night. I’m going to knock him spark out,” declared Fury, emphasizing his determination to secure victory.

The magnitude of the bout is unparalleled, marking the first undisputed heavyweight fight since 1999, with the winner poised to claim all four major belts. Both fighters have the opportunity to join the ranks of legends like Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson by becoming the undisputed champion, a feat not accomplished in 25 years.

The clash between Fury and Usyk has been eagerly awaited, initially scheduled for February but postponed due to Fury’s training injury. With expectations soaring, there’s a potential for an explosive showdown, although some anticipate a cautious approach, particularly from Fury.

Fury, known as the “Gypsy King,” has shed excess weight and appears in prime condition, while Usyk, despite giving up height and reach, boasts remarkable agility and skill. The outcome of the bout is fiercely debated, with predictions split between Fury’s imposing presence and Usyk’s exceptional boxing prowess.

Both fighters have compelling narratives, with Fury overcoming personal struggles including mental health issues and substance abuse, while Usyk has risen through the ranks with remarkable speed, achieving Olympic gold and cruiserweight dominance before moving up to heavyweight.

(Source: AFP)

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