Fury-Usyk undercard and PPV details

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Fury-Usyk undercard and PPV details

ESPN and Top Rank, together with DAZN, will bring the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world between WBC champion Tyson Fury and WBO / IBF / WBA ruler Oleksandr Usyk to ESPN+ pay-per-view. The event is available for purchase on ESPN+ PPV in the United States, in addition to DAZN PPV, and takes place Saturday, May 18th, live at 12 p.m. ET/ 9 a.m. PT from Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. ESPN+ subscribers can purchase the $69.99 PPV here, separate streaming subscription required. New subscribers can sign up for ESPN+ here. ESPN+ is available on ESPN.com and the ESPN App for mobile and connected TV devices. Fury vs. Usyk is the most significant heavyweight battle of the millennium, as the winner will become the division’s first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis claimed the throne in 1999.

Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) returns following last October’s closer-than-expected decision over former UFC king Francis Ngannou in Riyadh. He became world champion by upsetting Wladimir Klitschko via unanimous decision in November 2015 but then took a lot of time off . Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), an Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine, hopes to become the second man, following Evander Holyfield, to achieve undisputed status at both cruiserweight and heavyweight.

The pay-per-view action also includes the following match-ups:
•    Lineal cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia (24-0, 19 KOs) battling former two-time champion Mairis Briedis (28-2, 20 KOs) in a rematch for the vacant IBF world title.
•    Joe Cordina (17-0, 9 KOs) defending his IBF junior lightweight world title against Belfast native Anthony Cacace (21-1, 7 KO).
•    Unbeaten heavyweights Frank Sanchez (24-0, 17 KOs) and Agit Kabayel (24-0, 16 KOs) locking horns in a twelve-round WBC title eliminator.
•    British heavyweight hopeful Moses Itauma (8-0, 6 KOs) stepping up versus Ilja Mezencev (25-3, 21 KOs) in a 10-rounder.
•    British lightweight Mark Chamberlain (15-0, 11 KOs) fighting the big-punching Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (23-1,16 KOs).
•    Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (35-4-1, 29 KOs) aiming for his second win as a cruiserweight in a ten-rounder against Robin Sirwan Safar (16-0, 12 KOs).
•    Polish-born light heavyweight Daniel Lapin (9-0, 3 KOs) seeking to go 10-0 against Octavio Pudivitr (9-1, 4 KOs) in a ten-rounder.