Fury vs. Usyk start time: When the fight will begin & time difference from Saudi Arabian to American time

After several delays and heated press conferences, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will step into the middle of the ring and settle things on May 18. The fight to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion is in Saudi Arabia and airs on DAZN and ESPN+ in the U.S.

Fury is a former lineal heavyweight champion and the current WBC champion. “The Gypsy King” delayed the fight twice: once after fighting Francis Ngannou and another time after Fury suffered a cut in training
. Though he won, Fury was unprepared for the Ngannou fight
, getting knocked down by the former UFC heavyweight champion.

WATCH: Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk, live on DAZN

Heading into this fight, Fury is not messing around. He looks in phenomenal shape and has stayed off social media. Still, the man with the gift of gab believes whatever shape he comes in, a career heavyweight will take care of a cruiserweight-turned-heavyweight.

“I think if I didn’t train at all for this camp and came in at 25 stone and sank 15 pints of Peroni beforehand, then the next day go in there … what’s he (Usyk) going to do? Jib and jab me around?” Fury said via ESPN. “Take nothing away from him, but he couldn’t do anything with Derek Chisora, it was a 50-50 fight.”

Usyk is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion. He moved to the heavyweight division in 2019 and has taken on all comers. He beat Anthony Joshua twice for the IBF, WBA, WBO, and Ring belts, the latter held by Fury until a brief retirement forced the belt off him. 

While he makes time for jokes, the Ukrainian has been strictly business when it comes to fighting Fury. His manager, Alexander Krassyuk, believes his calm demeanor will help determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. 

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“I can tell you about the secret weapon of Usyk’s, the only problem is it’s not a secret,” Krassyuk said via Sky Sports. “His weapon is his mind, his heart, his experience, and boxing skills. And the main thing about him that is different from Tyson Fury is his discipline. That is what makes him great, and it is his toughest weapon.”

When does Fury vs. Usyk start in the U.S., U.K., and Saudi Arabia? Here’s all you need to know about the event. 

WATCH: Fury vs. Usyk, live on ESPN+

What time is Fury vs. Usyk in Saudi Arabia?

The Fury vs. Usyk card starts around 7 p.m. Arabia Standard Time (12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT) on Saturday, May 18. Fury and Usyk should make their way to the ring around 1 a.m. local time (6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT), depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Here’s how that translates to different timezones globally:

Region Date Main Card Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
Saudi Arabia Saturday, May 18 7 p.m. AST 1 a.m. AST
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, May 18 12 p.m. ET 6 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, May 18 9 a.m. PT 3 p.m. PT
UK and Ireland Saturday, May 18 5 p.m. BST 11 p.m. BST
Australia Sunday, May 19 2 a.m. AEST

8 p.m. AEST

How to watch Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: TV channel, live stream

In the U.S., Fury vs. Usyk will be available on DAZN and ESPN+ PPV. It is available via TNT Sports Box Office in the U.K. 

If Fury vs. Usyk is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs provide a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favorite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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Fury vs. Usyk price: How much does the fight cost?

  • PPV price on DAZN and ESPN+: $69.99
  • PPV price on TNT Sports PPV: £24.99 
  • DAZN monthly subscription: $19.99 on a 12-month contract or $24.99 month-to-month in U.S./ $24.99 per month in Canada/ £9.99 in the U.K. on a 12-month contract, or £19.99 month-to-month/ 13.99 AUD in Australia.
  • DAZN annual subscription: $224.99 in the U.S., $199.99 in Canada, and £99.99 in the U.K.

You can pay $10.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $109.99.

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Fury vs. Usyk fight card

  • Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) for the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles
  • Joe Cordina (c) vs. Anthony Cacace for the IBF super featherweight title
  • Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis for the IBF cruiserweight title
  • Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar; Cruiserweights
  • Isaac Lowe vs. Hasibullah Ahmadi; Featherweights


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