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Oleksandr Usyk next fight: Date, opponent and how to watch online

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 12:30, 22 March 2023

Oleksandr Usyk is getting ready to build on his momentum in 2023 – here are full details of his next fight.

The Cat is the reigning WBO, IBF and unified WBA heavyweight champion following back-to-back wins over Anthony Joshua in his last two bouts.

That maintained the former Olympic gold medallist’s perfect record of 20 wins from 20 fights, and he will look to extend that hugely impressive streak this year.

When is Oleksandr Usyk’s next fight?

Usyk was finally set to fight two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, with the eagerly anticipated showdown reportedly due to take place at Wembley Stadium on April 29.

It emerged on March 22 that the fight was on the verge of collapsing, however. Usyk’s camp have blamed Fury’s increasing demands with the Ukrainian’s manager, Egis Klimas, saying ‘‘No matter how much Usyk compromised, he was pushed for more’.

Whether the fight goes ahead is very much up in the air for now, despite Fury’s camp insisting it will go ahead.

Who will Oleksandr Usyk fight next?

Boxer: Tyson Fury
Nickname: The Gypsy King
Age: 34
Fights: 34
Wins: 33
KOs: 24
Losses: 0
Height: 206cm
Reach: 216cm
Stance: Orthodox

A bout between these two seemed likely from the moment they went head to head after Fury’s win over Derek Chisora and has had fight fans salivating with anticipation.

Like Usyk, the Gypsy King would also be putting an unblemished career record on the line, with 24 knockouts achieved from his 34 fights.

It remains to be seen if Usyk will face the Brit or pivot to his mandatory defence of his WBA title against Daniel Dubois.

How to watch Oleksandr Usyk’s next fight?

The fight will most likely be shown on BT Sport in the UK, though broadcasting details won’t be confirmed until the fight itself is 100% certain to go ahead.