UNDISPUTED! Oleksandr Usyk beats Tyson Fury to become heavyweight king

UNDISPUTED! Oleksandr Usyk beats Tyson Fury to become heavyweight king

In a thrilling showdown, Usyk (22-0, 14 KO) was able to deliver a knockdown to Fury (34-1-1, 24 KO) in the eighth round, ultimately changing the course of the fight. The knockdown was a sight to behold, as Usyk landed a flurry of clean shots that left Fury stumbling around the ring.

Referee Mark Nelson had a key decision to make as he could have stopped the fight after the knockdown, but decided to give Fury a chance to regain his composure. Fury did go down, but managed to get back up just in time before the round ended.

From that point on, Usyk maintained a strong grip on the fight, seizing control and not letting Fury come back into the picture. While Fury did recover well, Usyk managed to reclaim the momentum that Fury had taken in the earlier rounds.

A rematch between Usyk and Fury is likely, as it was stipulated in their contract regardless of the fight’s outcome. The timing of the rematch is uncertain, but Fury seems eager to step back into the ring with Usyk, confident that he deserved the victory.

On the undercard, Jai Opetaia reclaimed the IBF cruiserweight title in a measured fight against Mairis Briedis, while Anthony Cacace secured the IBF super featherweight title in a controversial win over Joe Cordina. Agit Kabayel also made a statement in the heavyweight division by dominating Frank Sanchez to earn a knockout victory in a WBC eliminator.

Additional results from the event include Moses Itauma’s TKO win over Ilja Mezencev, Mark Chamberlain’s TKO victory over Joshua Wahab, Robin Safar’s unanimous decision win over Sergey Kovalev, and David Nyika’s TKO win over Michael Seitz.

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