- The Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder Heavyweight Double Header Was Originally Planed For Dec 26 In Saudi Arabia
- Boxing Day Is No Longer The Targeted Date Though Alex Krassyuk Has Revealed, And The Double Header Could Go Through On January 27 NoSmokeSport understands
Alex Krassyuk Exclusive On Fury-Usyk/Joshua-Wilder Dates
Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will take part in separate fights next month against Daniel Dubois and Dillian Whyte.
Usyk, who is officially signed to Saudi Arabia’s Skills Challenge Entertainment, defends his WBA, IBF and WBO Heavyweight titles against his mandatory challenger Engalnd’s Dubois on August 26 at the 45,000-capacity Wrocław Stadium in Poland live on TNT Sports (the new name for BT Sport) PPV.
Joshua faces rival Dillian Whyte in a sensational rematch of their 2015 encounter two weeks earlier on August 12 at London’s O2 Arena, live on DAZN PPV for £26.99.
Should they both win, they are expected to go into separate bouts with Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, respectively, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
But NoSmokeSport.com has learnt that Saudia Arabia originally had plans to stage a Usyk-Fury undisputed bout alongside a fan-friendly Joshua-Wilder Heavyweight fight in a monstrous doubleheader on boxing day, December 26.
December 26 would obviously be the day after Christmas day and a date that could be a potential disaster commercially especially with it being a Tuesday and College Football fixtures stateside.
Oleksandr Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has confirmed NoSmokeSport‘s report that boxing day was the original date presented but is no longer the plan. Saudi’s Heavyweight fights will more than likely move into 2024.
Also confirmed by Krassyuk is that January 27 is now a potential date for Fury-Usyk and possibly also Joshua-Wilder, NSS understands.