A special WBC belt has been presented, which will be played by Usyk and Fury (photo)

WBC President Suleiman presented a belt with Ukrainian symbols before a press conference of Russians Bivol and Beterbiev

The president WBC Mauricio Sulaiman officially presented the special World Boxing Council beltwho will be on the line in the battle for the absolute world title between the holder of the WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO titles Alexander Usik and WBC champion Tyson Fury.

This belt, whose design uses the colors of the Ukrainian and British flags, was presented before a press conference dedicated to the fight of two Russian boxers, Dmitry Bivol and Artur Beterbiev, for the title of absolute world light heavyweight champion on June 1.

The unification fight between Usik and Fury will take place on May 18. The list of other fights that will take place as part of the boxing evening in Saudi Arabia is also known. Among them is the fight between Ukrainian Daniel Lapin and Portuguese Octavio Pudivitra for the WBA Continental light heavyweight title.

The event will be hosted by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The WBC proposes to reform the judges for the reporting fight, increasing their number to 5-6 people. Penalties for boxers who refuse to fight are $10 million.

WBC President Mauricio Suleiman announced that an agreement had been concluded between the boxers for a re-fight. The WBO is also ready to sanction the second fight. It was reported that the fate of a possible rematch depends on the holding of the first fight. Fury said that the contract has a mandatory rematch clause, and a re-fight with Usyk could take place in October.

Source: Sportarena

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