⚡️ BREAKING!! Usyk knocked down Fury and became the absolute heavyweight champion of the world

Boxing News 18 may 2024, 19:37
Ileana Sanchez Dailysports's expert Ileana Sanchez
BREAKING! Usyk knocked out Fury and became the absolute heavyweight champion of the world Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images

The "main fight of the century" took place in Saudi Arabia: in the battle for all major heavyweight championship belts, British Tyson Fury and Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. The winner of the fight became the holder of WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts.

As expected, the Briton made more use of his size and arm span of over two metres. For this reason, the Ukrainian had to work more with his legs to get within striking distance and get away to a safe distance.

Already in the first round, Usyk took the centre of the ring, forcing Fury to run in the corners. However, it can't be said that Usyk had the advantage: it was hard to determine an obvious favourite in the match at first. In addition, both boxers' punches were hitting the target.

In the fifth and sixth rounds, Fury seized the initiative and with each passing minute began to deliver more and more accurate and powerful punches to Usyk. In addition, Tyson periodically "fell" on his opponent, forcing Alexander to be under the weight of the Briton's entire body.

However, in the seventh "period" the Ukrainian showed with his boxing that he had recovered and began to respond with accurate punches. Fury still had a powerful punch, but he did not keep a comfortable distance. As a result - in the ninth round, Usyk knocked his opponent down.

In the last rounds, Oleksandr was more active, but again he was unable to knockdown or even knockdown his more dimensional opponent. The decision on the winner of the match fell to the judges, who decided that Oleksandr Usyk won on points by split decision - 112:115, 114:113 and 113:114.

This defeat was the first in the career of Tyson Fury: the Briton had 35 fights, 32 of which he won, 1 lost and 1 ended in a draw. Oleksandr Usyk remains unbeaten: he has 22 victories in 22 fights.

It is already known that the rivals will have a rematch. The date has not been agreed yet. Most likely, the meeting will take place in autumn 2024.

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