Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk: Ring Of Fire - Fight Night
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Tyson Fury will activate his rematch clause.

“The Gypsy King” is expected to run it back with unified heavyweight titleholder Oleksandr Usyk this Oct. in Saudi Arabia, cashing in the opportunity to reclaim his crown after falling to the Ukrainian “Cat” in a pinball loss last weekend in Riyadh.

Fury opened as the +160 (8/5) underdog, according to BetOnline.ag, against -200 (1/2) for Usyk.

“He’s back here, he’s recuperating and his mood is that he wants the rematch and that’s already signed for so it will happen,” promoter Frank Warren told Talk Sport.

But will Usyk also sign?

“We are men of our words,” Usyk’s promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, told Boxing King Media.

Moving forward with the Fury rematch could cost Usyk the IFB title because “The Cat” will be unable to face mandatory title challenger Filip Hrgovic, according to Boxing 24/7. In addition, Fury’s decision likely jeopardizes a potential showdown against former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Usyk vs. Fury 2 is expected for Oct. 12 at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh.

Author: Staff

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