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Usyk Defeats Fury to Become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

Usyk Defeats Fury to Become Undisputed Heavyweight Champion

Oleksandr Usyk became boxing’s first four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion by defeating Tyson Fury via split decision in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The thrilling match saw Usyk take control in the ninth round, nearly finishing Fury, who survived a standing 10 count and continued to the end of the fight.

The judges scored the fight 115-112 and 114-113 in favor of Usyk, with one judge scoring it 114-113 for Fury. This loss marks the first defeat in Fury’s 16-year professional career.

Tyson Fury, however, disagreed with the decision, stating, “I believe I won that fight. It was one of the daftest decisions in boxing. I’ll be back.” He also suggested that Usyk’s victory was influenced by the sympathy for Ukraine, given the ongoing war in Usyk’s homeland.

A rematch is already in the works, with Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, expressing confidence in Usyk’s performance and looking forward to the next bout.

Additionally, the event’s undercard featured Jai Opetaia versus Mairis Briedis for the IBF cruiserweight title and Joe Cordina defending his IBF super-featherweight title against Anthony Cacace.

Fans can watch the repeats of the Usyk vs. Fury fight on Sky Sports Box Office at 10am and 10pm on Sunday.

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