Tyson Fury signs contract for fight against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia
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Tyson Fury has revealed he's signed the contract for his fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
The Gypsy King shared a poster of the pair titled, 'Undisputed Fury vs Usyk' alongside the comment, 'Signed'.
The fight will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but a date is yet to be confirmed, however sources told ESPN Fury could step into the ring against Usyk as soon as 23 December or, if not, in January.
Fury previously told TNT Sports: "The fans want it and if the money's there we'll do it. Why on in the world would I want to fight [Usyk] for no money, he's got zero personality, he's an ugly b******d with gappy teeth and he's half the size of me, so it's all to gain for him and nothing to gain for me, isn't it?
"If I beat him it's 'Oh well he beat a middleweight', if he beats me then he beat the legendary Tyson Fury and it's for no money. And it's not just that, he was offered the fight in Wembley in April and he didn't take it, he ran away, looking for more money. I understand that everyone wants the most money possible, I do.
"This is prizefighting, we all want the biggest bag, and as much as people say it's about the belts, it's about my record or my legacy, no. It's about getting paid and getting laid."
Boxing fans are flooding to social media in excitement over Fury and Usyk going head-to-head in the ring.
One Instagram user said: "Fury making the big fights happen. A proper fighting man."
A second added: "After this fight, only one man will be able to call himself the world heavyweight champion. What an unbelievable #RiyadhSeason."
A third commented: "Finally."
However, a final resolved: "I’ll believe it when the bell goes!"
Fury's fight against Usyk will be historic - the winner will be crowned the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era.
Queensberry promoter Frank Warren said, as quoted by the BBC: "Delighted to finally get this fight signed. This is the biggest fight that could possibly be made in our sport.
"The heavyweights always spark the imagination of the fans, and I have no doubt this will be the biggest boxing event of the century."
Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk's promoter, said: "I can't believe that it's happening but it is."
However, before he takes on Usyk, Fury will step into the ring with Francis Ngannou in Riyadh on 28 October.