Tyson Fury Thinks He Beat Oleksandr Usyk in Heavyweight Title Fight, Eyeing Rematch

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - MAY 18: Tyson Fury punches Oleksandr Usyk during the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and Undisputed Heavyweight titles' fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk at Kingdom Arena on May 18, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

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It is safe to issue that Tyson Fury isn’t any longer cosy with the results of Saturday’s match against Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk defeated Fury by split decision in the fight after 12 rounds, and Fury suggested reporters that he disagreed with the choice, pointing out “I feel I won that fight.” He also confirmed that a rematch shall be coming this year with it assert to happen in October.

“I feel I won the fight, but I am no longer going to take a seat down here and shout and make excuses,” Fury said, per ESPN’s Mike Coppinger. “I feel he won a pair of of the rounds, but I won the massive majority of them. What can you accomplish? We every put on a actual fight, the most attention-grabbing shall we accomplish. … But make no mistake, I won that fight … and I shall be lend a hand. We delight in got a rematch clause.”

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The rematch is coming by contract, Warren and Fury grunt, rematch shall be in October.

This used to be the first loss of Fury’s profession and he now possesses a 34-1-1 list with 24 knockouts.

Usyk also entered the fight undefeated and left with a 22-0 list and 14 knockout victories. Usyk almost knocked down Fury in the ninth round and the judges gave him the keep after two judges voted in his favor.

It used to be Fury’s first fight since October 2023 and handiest his sixth bout since 2020. The turnaround to an October fight continuously is the shortest since he fought in September and June of 2019. He closing fought twice in the identical calendar year in 2022.

Fury had fought to a map against Deontay Wilder in 2018, which used to be his handiest non-keep sooner than Saturday’s loss. That fight used to be for the WBC heavyweight title.

Now, Usyk leaves the ring as the undisputed heavyweight champion, on the very least unless the rematch against Fury comes to fruition.

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