Usyk makes history by beating Fury in the mother of all boxing battles

Boxer Oleksander Usyk made history this past morning at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) after beating the British Tyson Fury in the world championship Heavyweight. And it had been 25 years since this modality had such an absolute champion. Specifically, since Lennox Lewis achieved it in 1999.

The Ukrainian has emerged victorious by split decision (115-112 Usyk, 114-113 Fury, 114-113 Usyk), but he has already become the new king of boxing, thus ending the British’s undefeatability.

With this victory he becomes the first absolute champion of the premier category in the four-belt era, he already achieved something at cruiserweight. An achievement that is undoubtedly reminiscent of Evander Holyfield, who also won the world titles in both categories.

Titanic fight in the ring

The fight was a blessing for lovers of the noble art. Usyk started very well until ‘Gypsy King’ got a touch in his corner and reacted.

The Ukrainian managed to counteract the difference in size with blows of great intensity and great speed. looking to wear down the ‘Gypsy King’ and outsmarting him. Fury didn’t make it easy. Despite being surprised at the start, he read the fight well from the fourth round and from there it seemed like he would take it. Until the ninth round it seemed that the fight would be English, but then everything changed. When Fury was at his best, the Ukrainian inflicted tremendous punishment on his rival which he finished off towards the end of the round with several very hard left hands.

These literally made Fury stagger, who after stumbling around the ring several times with his rival chasing him, fell against the corner. There was a count and from this moment it was Oleksandr who wrote down the pending rounds. and took a well-deserved victory.

With a hug and a kiss on the head, Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KO) he accepted against Oleksandr Usyk (22-0-0, 14 KO) a sentence that could have come sooner if not for the bell.

After the fight, Fury, in disagreement with the judges, has already begun to talk about a possible rematch in the month of October

2024-05-19 08:53:52
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