Tyson Fury claims he won undisputed bout, names reason why Judges favoured Usyk

After nearly 25 years, Oleksandr Usyk became the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis by defeating Tyson Fury via split decision in a highly anticipated bout in Saudi Arabia. The fight has garnered significant attention on social media, especially due to Fury’s post-fight comments.

In a dramatic fight, Fury started strong but faced significant challenges in the later rounds, notably being saved by the bell in the ninth round after a powerful onslaught from Usyk. The final scorecards revealed a split decision, with two judges scoring the fight 115-112 and 114-113 for Usyk, and one judge scoring it 114-113 for Fury. This resulted in Fury’s first professional defeat in his 16-year career.

Following the loss, Tyson Fury attributed the Judges’ decision to the ongoing war in Ukraine, suggesting that sympathy for Usyk’s home country influenced the outcome.

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He stated, “I believe I won that fight, I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them. We both put on a good fight. His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war.” Tyson Fury also expressed his intention to exercise the rematch clause, saying, “We run it back in October. Well done, Oleksandr.”

Usyk, on the other hand, expressed deep gratitude and emotion following his victory. He dedicated his win to his supporters, his country, and the Ukrainian soldiers and families affected by the war.

Reflecting on his long-term preparation for this moment, Usyk said, “Since 2008 I was planning for this. It’s not for my win, it’s for my God, my supporters, my country, the Ukrainian soldiers, Ukrainian mother and father, children. I want to go to my home, I want to rest, a break, I want to eat, sleep, kiss my wife.”

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