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  • Updated: May 19, 2024

Fury disputes Usyk's split decision victory 

Fury disputes Usyk's split decision victory 

 British champion calls for rematch

Tyson Fury has objected the judges' split decision that handed Ukranian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk the unified heavyweight boxing title in Riyadh.

Usyk in the early hours of Sunday thus became the first unified and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in the biggest division in 25 years to claim the WBC, WBA, WBO and IBF belts. 

Fury believes the result was not fair to him and stated that the rematch clause should be activated.

Should the rematch take place, it is expected to hold in October although both men are now looking forward to taking a break from the rings for a few weeks before potential training regimes begin for them.

"I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority," a defiant Fury said in the ring and even suggested that the fight in Ukraine titlted the pendulum in Usyk's favour for sentimental reasons.

"It was one of the daftest decisions in boxing. I'll be back. I am ready for a rematch."

"Thank you so much to my team. It's a big opportunity for my family, for me, for my country. It's a great time, it's a great day," Usyk who revealed that he missed the new year's celebrations and his children's birthdays to prepare for the fight, said.

 

 

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