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Tyson Fury arrives in Saudi Arabia to train for undisputed heavyweight title fight

Tyson Fury arrives in Saudi Arabia. Image from @Turki Alalshikh.

Tyson Fury has arrived in Saudi Arabia for training camp ahead of the biggest fight in boxing.

The WBC Heavyweight Champion arrived early in Riyadh for his battle with Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship of the world.

The 6ft 9in Morecambe boxer, who will fight Usyk on February 17 in the Saudi Arabian capital, looked relaxed in baseball cap and 'Gypsy King' wear as he landed at the airport.

Footage of Tyson arriving was shared on social media on Monday by Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of General Authority for Entertainment in the Middle Eastern country.

Fury had been training for the fight at his gym near Morecambe Football Club after returning from a holiday with his family in December.

But the 35-year-old has now switched camps to Saudi Arabia to prepare and acclimatise ahead of the bout with the Ukrainian in just under seven weeks' time.

The fight will be the first time the WBC belt held by Tyson, and the WBA, IBF and WBO belts held by Usyk, will all be on the line.

Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) is coming off a close 10-round split decision win over former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in his last fight, also in Saudi Arabia, on October 28.

Read more: Tyson Fury gets off the floor to edge Francis Ngannou by split decision - Beyond Radio

As for 36-year-old Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs), the former undisputed cruiserweight champion last defended his titles in August when he knocked out Daniel Dubois in nine rounds.

The undefeated Fury was accompanied by members of his training team and close friend and fellow boxer Isaac Lowe from Morecambe, as he arrived in Saudi Arabia.

'The Westgate Warrior' has announced he will fight on the Fury-Usyk bill on February 17.

Isaac posted a video to Instagram of himself shadow boxing in the ring saying: "Camp under way. Next fight 17 Feb. Saudi Arabia. Big 2024 is coming, All the best everyone for 2024."

Lowe, the former Commonwealth featherweight champion, last fought in December when he knocked out Jonatas Rodrigo in the first round.

Read more: Morecambe boxer Isaac Lowe scores first round knockout win then squares up to rival Lee McGregor - Beyond Radio

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