Tyson Fury sets plan to fly to Saudi Arabia early ahead of Oleksandr Usyk fight

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    Tyson Fury is planning to jet out to Saudi Arabia on December 30 to prepare for his clash with Oleksandr Usyk.

    The Gypsy King will spend Christmas with his family but forgo any New Year’s celebrations to ensure he is ready for the February 17 undisputed heavyweight showdown.

    Fury, 35, is eager to get out to Riyadh early to prepare for the biggest fight of his career. He prepared for his laboured win over Francis Ngannou mainly in his hometown of Morecambe and only arrived in Saudi a week before that October fight.

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    But the WBC heavyweight champion wants to get out to Saudi much earlier this time for the huge showdown with Usyk. Some of Fury’s best performances of his career have come when he’s spent lengthy training camps abroad away from the distractions of home.

    For his two wins over Deontay Wilder he trained in the US with coach SugarHill Steward and then worked with former trainer Ben Davison in LA for his first fight with the American which ended in a draw.

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    Fury will ensure that a proper training camp is set up in the Middle East for him with Steward also set to jet in. The Gypsy King’s career is now set to be primarily based in Saudi with the huge money on offer and a rematch clause included in his fight with Usyk.

    The training plans are pencilled in and he will sign off on the plans in the coming days but he’s already training at his gym at Morecambe football stadium.

    Irish heavyweight Thomas Carty has been sparring with Fury while rising star Moses Itauma is also due to work with Fury. Itauma could also end up on the undercard out in Saudi on the February card.

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