Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are going to go head-to-head on February 17 in a hotly-anticipated heavyweight undisputed boxing clash.

The Gypsy King was due to fight Usyk on December 23 in Saudi Arabia. However, his fight with Francis Ngannou was surprisingly difficult and he was only narrowly able to beat his opponent.

At the time, his promoter, Frank Warren, told BBC Radio 5 Live: "Tyson can't be going into a camp after a tough fight like that. That's eight weeks away.

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"He needs at least a bit of time to get himself, his body, back into shape. Let it heal. Then get into a camp. It will be on early next year."

This led to Fury's team calling for a delay because they argued that the turnaround between fights would have been too quick. Such a decision had annoyed Usyk but they managed to find a resolution with a fight early in the new year.

As reported by the MEN, when asked about when he wanted the fight to be, Usyk told Reuters via an interpreter: "It could be February and I would very much like it to be February. I was ready to fight on the 23rd but since Fury got some injuries in the last fight, a knockdown, then probably it will be postponed to next year."

Now, with the date confirmed, fans can get the date in their diary and have something to look forward to. It promises to be an occasion to remember in Saudi Arabia.