The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh Season and DAZN have announced that “Ring of Fire” will be broadcast live on DAZN worldwide on 17 February.
WBC and Lineal Champion Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury and WBO/IBO/IBF/WBA unified champion Oleksandr Usyk will collide in a history-making showdown. The winner will become boxing’s first Undisputed Heavyweight Champion since Britain’s Lennox Lewis claimed that honor 24 years ago, in 1999, but this time four belts are on the line for the first time in history.
The fight and undercard will be available globally on DAZN as pay-per-view, including in the UK and US.
The event will also be available on pay-per-view in the UK through TNT Sports and Sky Sports.
Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) defeated Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC world title in their 2020 rematch and sealing their trilogy with a knockout victory in 2021.
Ukraine’s Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), an Olympic gold medallist, decided to move up from the Cruiserweight division to the Heavyweight division after establishing his dominance there. He caused an upset by defeating Anthony Joshua and becoming the Unified Heavyweight champion. Usyk successfully defended his titles against Joshua in a rematch. Now, he sets his sights on becoming only the second Cruiserweight Champion ever to achieve undisputed status in the heavyweight division.
HE Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), said “Since our first Riyadh Season in 2019, the Season has developed a reputation for hosting the biggest events and they do not come much bigger than the undisputed heavyweight title fight. This is history in the making, a fight the world has waited for. Now it is a reality, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is excited to be hosting this era-defining fight. This will be a global spectacle and we will do everything to ensure that everyone has an experience that matches an event of this magnitude.”
Fury vs Usyk, ‘Ring of Fire’ will feature two further world championship fights at the Kingdom Arena, in Riyadh.
Sydney cruiserweight sensation Jai Opetaia will enter a rematch against the previous ruler of the division and champion of the World Boxing Super Series, Mairis Briedis (28-2, 20 KOs) for the IBF world title. The undefeated IBF Super Featherweight World Champion Joe Cordina (17-0, 9 KOs) will make a second defence of his title against when he takes on the IBO World Champion Anthony Cacace (21-1, 7KOs). Former light heavyweight king Sergey Kovalev (35-4-1, 29 KOs) will continue his run at cruiserweight by taking on the unbeaten Robin Sirwan Safar (16-0, 12 KOs) from Sweden. Also featuring is British heavyweight star of the future Moses Itauma (7-0, 5 KOs), the World Youth Amateur champion from 2022, along with cruiserweight and 2021 Olympian David Nyika (8-0, 7 KOs) from New Zealand.
George Warren CEO of Queensberry said: “The Undisputed Heavyweight Championship of the World represents the absolute pinnacle of the sport. The eyes of the world will be on Riyadh on February 17 when Tyson Fury takes on Oleksandr Usyk.”
Shay Segev, CEO of, DAZN said: “It is an honour for DAZN to have been chosen by Riyadh Season again as their global broadcast and distribution partner for “Ring of Fire”. DAZN is the undisputed home of boxing, and for this fight, we will be offering a free month’s subscription in the UK & US alongside any PPV purchase allowing fans to enjoy an unmatched catalogue of fights this spring. We share Riyadh Season’s ambitions and look forward to what we can achieve together.”