Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to become undisputed heavyweight champion

Oleksandr Usyk has defeated Tyson Fury to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world on Sunday morning.

The Ukranian fighter remains undefeated, while Tyson Fury lost by split decision.

After struggling so early on, this victory represented an incredible comeback by Usyk.

Fury sensationally claimed that Usyk was only awarded the split decision victor’ ‘because his country is at war’.

Two judges scored the bout 115-113 and 114-113 in Usyk’s favour while the final judge gave it to Fury 114-113.

It was an explosive battle between the heavyweight giants with Fury seeming to take an advantage during the opening rounds, before Usyk fought back late on.

After the bout, Fury insisted he had won the fight, claiming that Usyk had only won a few rounds.

While Fury may have thrown 567 punches, Usyk threw 482, but was far more accurate with the number of strikes he landed.

Usyk would land 185 punches to Fury’s 135 while the pair would both land 95 shots each to their opponent’s head.

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