Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk live fight updates, results, highlights from 2024 heavyweight boxing undisputed card

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk will square off the the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

The clash between WBC champion Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO ruler Usyk is the first time two men have met for all the major belts in boxing’s glamour division since Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield clashed across two colossal bouts in 1999.

For the last time two undefeated fighters clashed with everything on the line at heavyweight, you have to go back to Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier’s Fight of the Century in 1971.

The historical weight of what will unfold at this boxing bonanza in the Middle East is there for all to see. The Sporting News will be providing live updates from Fury vs. Usyk along with all the best of the action from a stacked undercard.

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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk live updates, highlights, and commentary

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk: SN live scorecard

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
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11:55 p.m. AST/ 4:55 p.m. ET:Just one fight to go until the big one then and it could be a cracker. Jai Opetaia suffered a double fracture of the jaw when he dethroned Mairis Briedis in July 2022. Two explosive knockout wins later and the undefeated Australian star is hot property. Usyk is a former cruiserweight champion looking to clear out the heavyweight division tonight. If he can take care of business in this rematch with Briedis for the IBF title, Opetaia will feel he remains on the path to do the same.

11:42 p.m. AST/ 4:42 p.m. ET: There’ll be clamour for a rematch and it could be a stadium fight back in the UK. That shot that wobbled Cordina on the break definitely changed the whole complexion of the contest and referee Bob Williams did not have his best night. Still, Cacace’s relentless tenacity from that point was something else. There was no escape for Cordina, who was out-landed 151-74 en route to a shocking maiden career defeat.

Anthony Cacace stops Joe Cordina in eight rounds to win the IBF super featherweight title

Round 8: The same pattern continues. More punishment for Cordina by the ropes, Cacace can’t miss with the uppercut. He swarms in again and it’s waved off! Anthony Cacace is the IBF super featherweight champion at 35 years of age! A sensation in Riyadh!

Round 7: Thudding uppercut from Cacace. He wants to get this down now and will not leave Cordina alone on the ropes. The champion is slipping quite a lot and throwing back occasionally but the referee is having a close look. Counter-left from Cordina but he’s taking so much in between his sporadic successes. He comes off the ropes and Cacace drops down to the body effectively. Nice right from Cordina before the bell and the two fighters exchange compliments.

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 64-68 Cacace 

Round 6: Cordina begins this round flicking out the jab. Now some more nonsense on the break. The referee isn’t having his best night. Cacace looks for a huge uppercut and ships a counter left. He’s still looking for force the pace though, making it very uncomfortable for the champion. Uppercuts from Cacace on the inside before a couple of thudding rights to the top of the head. It’s rough and ready and it’s getting him halfway towards a world title. Cacace jab and then down to the body and he unloads on Cordina during the final 10 seconds. The upset is so, so on here!

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 55-58 Cacace 

Round 5: A winging right hand from Cacace finds Cordina’s jaw. By his usual standards, Cordina is too easy for Cacace to find here, maybe still feeling the effects of the knockdown. He’s lost his gumshield now. Cacace is the boss once they resume. Brilliant shots form the Northern Irishman, with a left hook and a right uppercut to snap Cordina’s head back. The challenger smiles at the bell.

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SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 46-48 Cacace 

Round 4: Cordina does not look like he’s recovered at all. Cacace gets a right hand around the guard and thudding behind Cordina’s ear. Now the champion responds with a counter right. Anthony Joshua is loving this at ringside. Cacace jab and goes down to the body but Cordina’s left hook is working. Now an overhand right from the Welshman, who then gets caught through the guard. Brilliant back and forth in this one.

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 37-38 Cacace

Round 3: Cacace follows some work downstairs was a shot right that Cordina seems to feel. The champ talks back. Ohhh, Cacace clatters Cordina with a left hook on the break. Timeout from the referee but they’re back at it and Cordina looks hurt. He is! Cacace wobbles him. Cordina has to hold. Still over a minute to go in the round. Cordina finds the left hook, but there’s a Cacace uppercut and down goes Cordina! Still 30 seconds to go, he’s in almighty trouble as Cacace unloads. Cordina ducks, covers up, Cacace lays it on thick. And there’s the bell. WOW!

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 27-29 Cacace

Round 2: More good assertive work from Cacace. A solid right hand, followed by a left hook to the body. Cordina responds by walking his man down. The champion clips hs man with a nice short right hand, then a chopping left. Still very little to split them.

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 19-19 Cacace

Round 1: Cacace looks to take centre-ring. It’s a battle of the jabs early on. Cordina looks for a lead left hook, then goes down to the body nicely. Cacace lands a meaty right to the body of his own although Cordina then times a sharp right over a lazy jab. Success for both men. The challenger might have just edged it.

SN unofficial scorecard: Cordina 9-10 Cacace

11:05 p.m. AST/ 4:05p.m. ET: Here comes our first world title action of the evening. Joe Cordina is ready to defend his IBF super featherweight title against Anto Cacace. We’re going round-by round.

10:35 p.m. AST/ 3:35p.m. ET: Six rounds down and this has been wretched from Sanchez so far. The Cuban is boxing with heavy strapping on his right knee and could be compromised by that. The relentless nature of Kabayal’s attacks, along with his impressive variety to the body, is making this a hard slog for Sanchez. Oh, and down goes Sanchez in round seven!A minute to go in the round. This is going to be a long, long minute for the Cuban. Down goes Sanchez again, he’s not going to make the count! AGIT KABAYAL BEATS FRANK SANCHEZ BY ROUND SEVEN TKO! That a statement performance from the European champion, who is positioning himself very nicely in this exciting heavyweight era.

10:16 p.m. AST/ 3:16 p.m. ET: We’re into our penultimate heavyweight contest of the evening, With Agit Kabayal and Frank Sanchez in the ring. These two 24-0 fighters were each victorious on the “Day of Reckoning” Saudi card last December. Germany’s European champion Kabayal has started assertively through two.

9:38 p.m. AST/ 2:38 p.m. ET: We are absolutely racing through this undercard. Teenage heavyweight sensation Moses Itauma has just wrecked Ilja Mezencev inside two rounds. Englishman Itauma has Mike Tyson’s record of being the youngest heavyweight champion in history in his sights and just put on another thrilling display to move to 9-0. The 19-year-old moves like a middleweight and hits with power and variety. He had Mezencev, now 25-4, in trouble in the first and inside the first minute of the second, he uncorked a devastating right hook to close the show.

9:09 p.m. AST/ 2:09 p.m. ET: Into the ring now is the man known as Turki Alalshikh’s favourite fighter. No, don’t worry, you’re not late for Tyson Fury. British lightweight Mark Chamberlain, who is 15-0 with 11 KOs is into the action. Oh, and there’s a first-round knockdown from Chamberlain! Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab is down and down heavily from a straight left hand. Down goes Wahab again under the follow-up assault and that is a brutal first-round KO from Chamberlain! His Nigerian opponent looked to be briefly out cold and is now receiving oxygen at ringside. We hope he’s okay after what quickly looked like an ill-advised step up from super featherweight. Nevertheless, that was a statement from Chamberlain, who has almost certainly booked himself a place on another huge Saudi card.

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Robin Safar beats Sergey Kovalev by unanimous decision

8:50 p.m. AST/ 1:50 p.m. ET: Kovalev made it to the final bell… barely. The Krusher was crushed by a booming Safar right hand inside the final 10 seconds. The old warrior instincts saw him return to his feet but I’m not entirely sure Kovalev knew where he was at that point. Once he returns to his senses, he should realise it’s time to walk away for good after five years of scant activity. Safar was merciless and composed as he put together a clinical display that moved him to 17-0 and will open doors. One judge had the knockdown making the difference, scoring it 95-94. Hopefully we have nothing so absurd in the main event. The other marginals of 99-90 and 97-92 were more accurate reflections of a sorry ordeal for Kovalev.

8:30 p.m. AST/ 1:30 p.m. ET: There are few sadder sights in sport than a once great boxer looking a shadow of their former selves. Not to take anything away from Robin Safar, that’s the misery Sergey Kovalev is putting out to the world now. The once-ferocious light-heavyweight ruler looks an old, rusty, timid cruiserweight. Barring any nonsense on the scorecards, Safar is miles in front and beating up his illustrious foe.

7:45 p.m. AST/ 12:45 p.m. ET: We’ve just seen a cruiserweight at the other end of his career to Kovalev. David “The Nice Guy” Nyika has just moved to 9-0 with his eighth KO. He wore a solid right hand during the first round from undefeated German Michael Seitz before working through the gears. From Seitz’s point of view, there was certainly nothing particularly nice about how a clinical fourth-round stoppage was meted out.

7:00 p.m. AST/ 12:00 p.m. ET: Sergey Kovalev is in action in Riyadh shortly. A decade ago, the former unified light heavyweight champion was one of the most feared men in boxing. However, “Krusher” has only fought once since his 2019 defeat to Canelo Alvarez, a unanimous decision win over Tervel Pulev on his crusierwiehgt debut 12 months ago. Now 41, Kovalev has designs on world titles at 200 lbs, namely WBA champion Zurdo Ramirez. To keep those ambitions on track, he must get the better of Robin Safar, an undefeated Swede fighting out of Las Vegas.

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6:30 p.m. AST/ 11:30 a.m. ET: Both Team Fury and Team Usyk are already in the win column after the beginning of the preliminary action at the Kingdom Arena. Fury’s cousin Isaac Lowe (25-2-3, 8 KOs) made it four wins in succession at as he dropped Hasibullah Ahmadi in the eighth before closing out a 10-round points decision. Light-heavyweight prospect Daniel Lapin, one of Usyk’s training partners moved to 10-0 (4 KOs) as he dispatched Octavio Pudivitr within a round, possibly leaving his opponent with a broken nose in the process.

6:00 p.m. AST/ 11:00 a.m. ET: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk. For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, an undisputed heavyweight champion will be crowned. Or it could be draw. The first fight between Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield was, after all.

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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk weigh in for world title fight

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What time is Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk today? 

  • Event start time: 11 a.m. ET | 10 a.m. CT | 8 a.m. PT
  • Main event start time: approx. 6 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. CT | 3 p.m. PT 

The card starts at 6 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET). Fury and Usyk should make their way to the ring around 1 a.m. local time (6 p.m. ET), depending on how long the undercard fights last.

Here’s a breakdown of Fury vs. Ngannou start times worldwide:

Region Date Start Time Main Event Ring Walks (approx.)
Saudi Arabia (local) Saturday, May 18 6 p.m. AST 1 a.m. AST
USA and Canada (ET) Saturday, May 18 11 a.m. ET 6 p.m. ET
USA and Canada (CT) Saturday, May 18 10 a.m. CT 5 p.m. CT
USA and Canada (PT) Saturday, May 18 8 a.m. PT 3 p.m. PT
Puerto Rico Saturday, May 18 11 a.m. EDT 7 p.m. EDT
UK and Ireland Saturday, May 18 4 p.m. BST 11 p.m. BST
South Africa Saturday, May 18 5 p.m. SAST 12 a.m. SAST
India Saturday, May 18 8:30 p.m. IST 4:30 a.m. IST
Philippines Saturday, May 18 11 p.m. PST 7 a.m. PST
Australia Sunday, May 19 1 a.m. AEST 9 a.m. AEDT
New Zealand Sunday, May 19 3 a.m. NZST 11 a.m. NZST

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. 

Region TV channel Live streaming
United States DAZN PPV, ESPN+ PPV, PPV.com
Canada PPV.com
UK and Ireland TNT Sports Box Office, DAZN PPV
Australia DAZN PPV

Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk PPV price

  • 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.

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Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight card

Bouts and order subject to change

  • Tyson Fury (c) vs. Oleksandr Usyk (c) for the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles
  • Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis for the IBF cruiserweight title
  • Anthony Cacace def. Joe Cordina (c) (TKO 8/12) to win the IBF super featherweight title
  • Agit Kabayel def. Frank Sanchez (TKO 7/12) ; Heavyweights
  • Moses Itauma def. Ilja Mezencev (TKO 2/10); Heavyweights
  • Mark Chamberlain def. Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (KO 1/10); Lightweights
  • Robin Safar def. Sergey Kovalev (UD 10); Cruiserweights
  • David Nyika def. Michael Seitz (4/10 TKO); Cruiserweights
  • Daniel Lapin def. Octavio Pudivitr (KO 1/10); Light Heavyweights
  • Isaac Lowe def. Hasibullah Ahmadi (PTS 10); Featherweights

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