17 Jan

Ticking Time Bomb: 30 Days Until Usyk and Fury Mega Match

Tick-tock, fight fans! In exactly one month, on February 17, the boxing ring will sizzle with the most anticipated brawl of 2024. Ukrainian powerhouse Oleksandr Usyk, decked out with the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles, is set to rumble with the WBC champ, Britain's own Tyson Fury.

Here's the tale of the tape for these ring gladiators:

Oleksandr Usyk – "The Cat":

Age: 37

Record: Undefeated at 21-0, with 14 KOs

Reigns as the absolute world heavyweight champ (up to 90.7 kg) and the unified heavyweight kingpin (over 90.7 kg)

Stands tall at 191 cm, with a reach of 198 cm

Tipped the scales at 100 kg in his last tussle

Tyson Fury – "The Gypsy King":

Age: 35

Record: Holding strong at 34-0-1, with 24 KOs

A history-maker, being the first to clinch all four major heavyweight belts: initially bagging the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO, and The Ring, then conquering the WBC crown

Towers at 206 cm, with an arm span of 216 cm

Weighed in at a mighty 125.6 kg in his recent ring war

The undercard for this epic showdown has been locked in, with the absolute championship clash set to electrify Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, come February 17. In his prep for the Fury face-off, Usyk's been seen honing his skills with a cadre of sparring partners, gearing up for the ring rumble of the year!