Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk fight date, tickets, start time and undercard
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will clash in one of the biggest heavyweight fights of all time when they touch gloves on April 29.
Fury will put his WBC belt on the line at Wembley Stadium while Usyk will throw his IBF, WBA and WBO straps into the mix at the national stadium in London. The winner will be crowned the best heavyweight on the planet - and the first to hold all the belts.
Negotiations had dragged on with an agreement looking unlikely until Usyk surprisingly agreed to accept just 30 per cent of the rivals' multi-million-pound purse - in return for a £1million donation to his war-torn homeland of Ukraine.
Here is everything you need to know about the fight...
When is Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk?
Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will clash on April 29 at Wembley Stadium in London. The rivals had been in talks to take their undisputed world title fight to Saudi Arabia but a deal could not be agreed with the Middle Eastern state. Their respective promoters turned their attention to the UK with Wembley the obvious host having previously staged Fury's all-British clash with Dillian Whyte and several of Anthony Joshua's world title fights.
What time will Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk start in the UK?
Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk will likely start at around 10pm. As it is being held at Wembley, a strict curfew will be place meaning fans will be told of the exact start time in advance, something which is not usually the case at Wembley. Depending on the progress of the undercard fights, the main event could take place earlier.
How to watch Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk in the UK on TV and via live stream
Although broadcast details have not been announced for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk, the fight will likely be streamed on BT Sport Box Office. Fury has a long-standing relationship with the broadcaster and they will likely be at the front of the queue to show his latest fight. Fans will likely have to fork out at least £26.95 to watch the fight after that price point was put in place for Fury's win over Dereck Chisora last December. The price may even be increased to almost £30. Fans will be able to stream the fight if they pay for it through BT Sport Box Office.
How to buy tickets for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk
With Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk taking place in just a few weeks, tickets will likely go on sale soon. The promoters are likely to seek permission to increase the capacity beyond the 94,000 who were in attendance for Fury's stoppage win over Whyte last April, with as many as 100,000 supporters expected to descend on Wembley Way. Tickets for Fury vs Whyte ranged from £55 to £2,000 and fans can expect a similar range this time.
Details of the Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard have not been released but fans can expect a number of promoter Frank Warren's rising stars to feature. Given the huge expense to stage the main event, there are unlikely to be any other world title fights on the card, but it will almost certainly showcase some of the country's best up-and-coming talent.
"Usyk, middleweight, you say you want the WBC (belt)... it’s held by the ‘Gypsy King,’ and it’s held tightly, grasped tight. All roads lead to a seven-foot bear that will absolutely destroy you, middleweight. Middleweight, you will get smashed to bits! You say you wanted to fight me after you beat the bodybuilder, called me out on television, and now you’re being a little b**** p**** boy, running, hiding, saying you’ve got injuries. You ain’t got no injuries, you had a sparring contest. You let your mouth go, now let’s back it up. See if you can back it up, middleweight."
"I can have three more fights at the very most. It is the most realistic to be in my top form. With Fury, Canelo [Alvarez] and a farewell fight at Olympiyskiy. I only need to beat Fury and then it is time to retire for me. The unification of all the belts is much more important than just a fight or another defence. I want to outbox Fury and I don't want to work that much just for another defence. There is much more that I can achieve."