June 22, 2024

Tyson Fury Suggests Judges Gave Usyk the Victory Due to Ukraine War

British heavyweight Tyson Fury’s loss to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday has now grow to be one thing of a global controversy.

Usyk turned the first undisputed world heavyweight champion in 24 years after incomes a split-decision win over Fury. A Ninth-round knockdown of Fury helped the Ukrainian’s slender win on two of the judges’ scorecards.

However, the 6’8 British fighter didn’t agree with the determination.

“I believe I won that fight,” Fury stated. “I imagine he received just a few of the rounds, however I received the majority of them, and I imagine it was a type of what-can-you-do, one in every of them… selections in boxing. We each placed on an excellent battle, finest we are able to do.

“You know, his country is at war, so people are siding with a country at war. But make no mistake, I won that fight, in my opinion, and I’ll be back. I’ve got a rematch clause.”

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk exchange punches during the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Undisputed Heavyweight titles' fight between Tyson Fury and...

Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk trade punches throughout the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO, and Undisputed Heavyweight titles battle between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk at Kingdom Arena on May 18, 2024, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

The ultimate scorecards learn as follows: Usyk received the battle 115-112 and 114-113 on two of the playing cards. The third choose gave Fury a 114-113 victory.

Unsurprisingly, Usyk noticed it in another way.

“Thank you so much to my team,” Usyk stated. “It’s a big opportunity for me, for my family, for my country. Slava Ukraini!”

Usyk, who already held the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts, added Fury’s WBC crown to full the first unification of blets at the heavyweight degree since one other British fighter, Lennox Lewis, held them for 5 months in 1999 and 2000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.