Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Heavyweight Title Bout: Venue, Start Time, Prize Money and How to Watch

Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk Heavyweight Title Bout: Venue, Start Time, Prize Money and How to Watch

Joel Reyes
May 16, 2024 at 1:01 PM
  • Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will lock horns at the Kingdom Arena in Saudi Arabia
  • The main event will produce boxing's first undisputed heavyweight champ in 24 years
  • We look at the match details including the start time, prize money, and how to watch

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The long wait is finally over.

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will square off this coming Saturday in a heavyweight title unification bout.

History will be made this weekend as boxing will have its first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000.

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Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury train ahead of their heavyweight title showdown this Saturday, May 18, in Saudi Arabia. Images: Richard Pelham.
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Sports Brief previews this much-anticipated showdown in Saudi Arabia.

When is the Fury vs Usyk fight?

The heavyweight title clash between Fury and Usyk, billed as The Ring of Fire, will take place at Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, this coming Saturday, May 18.

According to The Independent, the main card is due to start at 5pm BST (9am PT / 11pm CT / 12pm ET), with ring walks for Fury vs Usyk likely to begin at around 11pm BST (3pm PT / 5pm CT / 6pm ET).

How to watch the Fury vs Usyk fight?

DAZN PPV will cover the heavyweight showdown between Fury and Usyk globally.

In an unprecedented move, the bout will also be aired live on Sky Sports and TNT Sports Box Office's pay-per-view channels for audiences in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

The bout will be streamed live on MEGOGO in Usyk's home country of Ukraine. In the United States, the title unification fight will be available via streaming on ESPN+ PPV.

Fury vs Usyk title fight rules

The heavyweight title fight is scheduled for 12 three-minute rounds. Any of the two fighters can win via decision, knockout, or TKO.

The three judges scoring the fight will adopt a 10-point must system. This means that the winner of each round will be awarded 10 points, while the loser will receive 9.

If a fighter gets knocked down or is seriously hurt, he will be given a score of 8 points or fewer, depending on the severity of the damage he received.

Prize money

Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, said last October that he expects Fury to make over $100 million for a fight against Usyk.

Sporting News reported that Usyk accepted a 70/30 purse split in favour of Fury when initially negotiating the blockbuster fight.

Main card fights

Weight Class


Number of Rounds

Heavyweight (title unification fight)

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk


Cruiserweight (title fight)

Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis


Super featherweight (title fight)

Joe Cordina vs. Anthony Cacace



Agit Kabayel vs. Frank Sanchez



Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar



Mark Chamberlain vs. Joshua Wahab


Joshua predicts Fury vs. Usyk winner

Sports Brief recently reported on Anthony Joshua predicting the result of the Fury vs. Usyk bout.

The former heavyweight champion tipped the Ukrainian boxer to emerge victorious.

Joshua lost to Usyk twice in his career.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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