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Judges’ Scores: Usyk vs. Fury Results

Judges' Scores: Usyk vs. Fury Results

Britain’s Fury started strong, but it was Usyk who gradually took control of the fight. In the ninth round, the “Gypsy King” was saved by the bell before ultimately facing his first career defeat.

Ukraine’s Usyk, still undefeated, now joins the ranks of legendary fighters like Muhammad Ali, Joe Louis, and Mike Tyson as the undisputed heavyweight champion, the first since boxing recognized four major belts in the 2000s.

This victory, adding to his previous title as the undisputed cruiserweight champion, positions Usyk as potentially the best heavyweight of this era. A rematch, expected in October, could add another layer to this narrative.

“This is a huge opportunity for me, my family, and my country,” said Usyk, 37, who served as a soldier following the Russian invasion. “It’s a great moment, a great day,” he added, affirming his readiness for a rematch.

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Fury described it as a “fantastic fight with Oleksandr” and insisted, “I believe I won that fight. He took a few rounds, but I won the majority.” He added, “His country is at war, so people are siding with them, but make no mistake, I believe I won and I will be back.”

Judges' Scores: Usyk vs. Fury Results
Usyk vs. Fury

Lennox Lewis was the last to unify the heavyweight belts — three at the time — after defeating Evander Holyfield in 1999.

In a spirited fight, two judges scored in favor of Usyk (115-112 and 114-113), while the third favored Fury (114-113). Usyk’s professional record now stands at 22-0, while Fury’s first loss brings his to 34-1-1.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, leading his country in the ongoing war against Russia, posted, “Ukrainians hit hard! And in the end, all our opponents will be defeated.”

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Adding Fury’s WBC belt to his IBF, WBA, and WBO titles, Usyk is set to be remembered as one of the greats, having dominated amateur, cruiserweight, and now heavyweight divisions.

Fury began the fight aggressively, quickly finding his rhythm and keeping the shorter Usyk at bay with his jab. Usyk responded with quick combinations and heavy body shots. By the fourth round, Fury was taunting Usyk, but the Ukrainian responded with a relentless attack.

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Usyk landed clean shots in the seventh and a punishing hook in the eighth, dazing Fury. The ninth round saw Fury in serious trouble, taking a standing count before being saved by the bell.

Despite regaining his composure, Fury and Usyk both landed significant blows in the final round, leaving the match’s outcome uncertain until the judges’ decision.

The bout was witnessed by legends like Wladimir Klitschko and football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, highlighting the global interest in the fight held at Riyadh’s Kingdom Arena.

Fury entered the ring dancing, contrasting Usyk’s serious demeanor. The fight underscored their different career trajectories: Fury’s ups and downs with drugs and depression, and Usyk’s consistent rise from amateur to heavyweight champion.

Usyk’s journey from Olympic gold medalist to undisputed heavyweight champion, marked by victories over Anthony Joshua, exemplifies his steady and impressive career.

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