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Tyson Fury fights Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed world heavyweight title bout tonight and says he’s unconcerned by his legacy as a fighter.

Speaking in an unique interview with Telegraph SportFury stated: “I’m not too concerned about what people are going to be saying in 100 years. The dust from our bones won’t exist in 100 years, never mind what they say about a boxing match in 100 years.”

Fury weighed in at 262lb on Friday and Usyk tipped the scales at 233lb, a profession heaviest for the Ukrainian.

The rivals nearly got here to blows on a packed weigh-in stage, with a cacophony of noise having greeted the Briton. As the 2 fighters got here collectively for the face-off, Fury put his head in on Usyk after which shoved his foe, however they had been shortly separated by safety guards.

In the build-up to the bout, see our vary of pre-fight predictions from across the boxing world and browse three of Usyk’s former opponents on what makes him so troublesome to beat.

When is Fury v Usyk?

The undisputed heavyweight conflict between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will happen tonight (Saturday). The ring walks are anticipated at round 11pm (BST).

The much-hyped encounter had initially been attributable to happen in Saudi Arabia in February however was postponed after the Briton suffered a “freak cut” above the attention in coaching.

At a media occasion on Monday, John Fury, Tyson’s father, headbutted a member of Usyk’s entourage. On Thursday the 2 fighters got here face-to-face at a press convention – or would have finished had Tyson Fury not refused to face-off together with his Ukrainian opponent.

Where to look at Fury vs Usyk within the UK?

The struggle can be obtainable within the UK through DAZN, Sky Sports and TNT Sports.

The value can be £24.95 through Sky Sports Box Office; or £24.99 for brand spanking new DAZN prospects (that worth additionally features a month’s subscription to the streaming service). It will value £23.99 for current prospects. TNT Sports Box Office will cost viewers £24.99 to look at the struggle.

Is Fury vs Usyk on the radio?

No. The BBC have been unable to safe the radio broadcast rights regardless of flying out to Saudi Arabia to attempt to accomplish that. Talksport can also be unable to broadcast the bout, owing to a long-running dispute with Fury’s camp. As a consequence, the struggle is not going to be broadcast on the radio within the UK.

Where is the struggle being held?

The bout can be in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Both groups flew into Saudi Arabia earlier this month to start the build-up to the struggle.

What’s at stake?

Most considerably, boxing may have an undisputed heavyweight champion for the primary time since Lennox Lewis beat Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas 25 years in the past.

Speaking to Telegraph Sport, Lewis defined why it has taken so lengthy to get an undisputed match-up again on the agenda and why there was so little trash speaking again in his day.

Fury holds the WBC belt, which he received in 2020 when he beat Deontay Wilder. He has defended that belt 3 times, towards Wilder, Dillian Whyte and, most just lately, Derek Chisora.

Usyk has held the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles since beating Anthony Joshua in 2021. He had defended these titles twice: in a rematch with Joshua and most just lately towards Daniel Dubois.

Both Fury and Usyk are undefeated to date of their skilled boxing careers.  The winner will change into the primary undisputed heavyweight champion within the four-belt period.