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Anthony Joshua Weighs In on Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk Match

Oleksandr Usyk secured a split decision victory against Tyson Fury, becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion for the first time since 2000. Anthony Joshua, Fury and Usyk’s heavyweight rival, agreed with the judges’ decision, affirming Usyk as the clear winner of the bout.

The match was intense and technical, with most spectators favoring Usyk’s performance by one, two, or three rounds. Despite some contentious rounds, Usyk’s dominance was evident, leading to his unanimous acknowledgment as the victor.

However, controversy arose in the ninth round when Fury, known for his resilience, faced a significant challenge after absorbing 14 unanswered punches from Usyk. Although the referee considered stopping the fight, Fury was granted a lengthy count of eight, allowing him to recover and continue.

While Fury exhibited his trademark toughness in subsequent rounds, Usyk’s relentless offense secured him the win in both the 10th and 11th rounds. The fighters shared a respectful touch of gloves before the final round, acknowledging Usyk’s mastery.

A rematch clause exists in the contracts, and the financial incentive for a second bout is substantial. Promoter Frank Warren confirmed the likelihood of a rematch in October, delaying potential matchups involving Joshua. However, neither Usyk nor Fury committed to the rematch immediately, with both expressing a need for reflection and time with family.

The outcome of the rematch could have significant implications for the heavyweight division, potentially determining future title challengers. Despite the uncertainty, anticipation remains high for the next chapter in the rivalry between Fury and Usyk, with Joshua poised to enter the fray as a formidable contender.

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