Fury vs. Usyk Rescheduled for May 18th in Saudi Arabia with a $10 Million Penalty Clause!

By Daniel Mcglinchey - 02/03/2024 - Comments

His Excellency Turki Alalshikh says the rescheduled new date for the Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk undisputed clash is on May 18th in Saudi Arabia. He says he’s guaranteeing both fighters a $10 million PENALTY if one of them pulls out of the fight.

Alalshikh adds that if Usyk is “scared, he will set up a fight between Fury and Anthony Joshua. If Fury is the one that is afraid, he will look for another fighter to face him.

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Interestingly, he doesn’t mention Joshua, which makes sense given that Usyk has already beaten him twice, and it wouldn’t be worthwhile to set up a third match.

Financial Guarantees and Backup Options

His Excellency Turki Alalshikh: “If I think Tyson is scared, I won’t waste my time in this fight. For the 18th of May, I am guaranteeing both of the fighters a $10 million penalty if someone escapes and pulls out  from the fight. This is the first thing.

“The second thing, I guarantee a big fight on the same night for another one, and make the people around the world know if someone is scared or wants to escape from this fight. On the 18th of May, we will have Tyson-Usyk or Usyk-Tyson.

“If Usyk is scared, I will call for Joshua-Tyson. If Tyson is scared, I will call for any fighter that Usyk wants, and it is my name this thing and we have a guarantee from both sides.”

What His Excellency fails to mention is the possibility of Fury suffering another injury in camp, which could throw things off. Even with the best plastic surgeon trying to come back that fast from a cut like the one Fury suffered, it’s risky, and there’s a high probability that it’s opened up.

The only way Fury can avoid getting cut again is if he plays it safe, limits his sparring, or has a full facemask.

Fury’s mauling tactics that we saw from his leaked sparring video will make him susceptible to catching another elbow or a hard shot up close by one of his short but powerful sparring partners.

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