Tyson Fury makes major accusation after Oleksandr Usyk loss

Tyson Fury was convinced he had won the fight.

The scorecards were a split decision in favor of Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk, making him boxing’s first undisputed champion since 1999. And while his first loss was a blemish on Fury’s ledger, Fury, who had held the WBC heavyweight title since February 2020, theorized that Usyk was the reason the judges favored Usyk. war with Russia.

Fury: “I believe I won that fight.” told DAZN. “I think he won some rounds, but most of the rounds I won. … We all tried our best and put up a good fight. And, you know, his country was at war. So people are on the side of someone with countries at war. But don’t get me wrong, in my opinion, I won that battle, and I’ll be back.

Fury and Usyk have both hinted that they have a rematch clause in their contracts, with October being cited as a possible month for that to happen, with ESPN reporting a rematch is scheduled for October 12th. Ta.

Tyson Fury lost to Oleksandr Usyk in a fight in Saudi Arabia. AP

According to the Associated Press, Usyk remains undefeated at 22-0, joining Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Joe Frazier, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali and Floyd Patterson. He became the only undisputed champion.

“the [a] It’s a huge opportunity for me, for my family, for my country, and for history,” Usyk said. Per ESPN. “the [a] Wonderful day. “

The scorecards for all 12 rounds were pretty much the same, with Fury and Usyk trading 9s and 10s between the three judges, but in the ninth round, Fury teetered on the edge of the ring for nearly 20 seconds and Usyk scored three 8s. , while Usyk had 8. three 10s, According to The Athletic.

Oleksandr Usyk celebrates with a Ukrainian flag after defeating Tyson Fury.
Oleksandr Usyk celebrates with a Ukrainian flag after defeating Tyson Fury. Getty Images

And by the end of the 12th round, Manuel Oliver Palomo had won 115-112 over Usyk.

Craig Metcalfe finished 114-113 in favor of Fury.

Mike Fitzgerald finished 114-113 with Usyk leading the way.

But in Fury’s eyes, it all should have ended differently.

Fury: “I thought I did enough” told reporters at a press conference“But I’m not a judge. I can’t judge a fight while I’m boxing. If they say to me in the last round or something, “You’re down, go out, finish the fight.” If you had told me, “Please do your best to finish it,” I would have done it. But everyone in the corner believed we were up. ”