Ukraine’s Usyk beats Tyson Fury to emerge undisputed heavyweight boxing champion

Ukraian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk has emerged winner of the World Heavyweight championship fight against Tyson Fury Saturday night in Riyadh

Oleksandr Usyk is the first undisputed heavyweight champion of world since Lennox Lewis a quarter-century ago.

The 12-round bout saw Usyk cautiously approaching Fury and neatly dodging his punches given the later’s longer reach.

Two judges felt the Ukrainian was smart enough to have picked valuable punches to keep the Briton abay and justified his stake for the undisputed titles.

“I believe I won that fight,” Says Fury in a post-bout wrap-up. “I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won majority of them. And I believe it was – what can you do? – one of them decisions in boxing.

“We’ve both put on a good fight. Best we could do. And, you know, his country’s at war. So people are siding with a country at war. But make no mistake, I’ve won that fight in my opinion, and I’ll be back. We’ve got a rematch clause.”

•The first: 115-112 for Usyk.
•The second: 114-113 for Fury.
•The third: 114-113 for Usyk.

So far, Oleksandr Usyk has beaten:

Krzysztof Glowacki in Poland
Michael Hunter in America
Marco Huck in Germany
Mairis Briedis in Latvia
Murat Gassiev in Russia
Tony Bellew in the UK
Derek Chisora in the UK
Anthony Joshua in the UK
Anthony Joshua in Saudi
Daniel Dubois in Poland
Tyson Fury in Saudi

To emerge the undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion


👑 Ring Magazine

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