Usyk historic: first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years

Usyk historic: first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years

In a thrilling showdown during the Riyadh Season event in Saudi Arabia, Oleksandr Usyk achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion by defeating Tyson Fury in a split decision victory. The highly anticipated match was deemed as one of the best fights of the year so far.

With the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts already in his possession, Usyk secured the WBC belt as well with judges scoring the bout 115-112, 113-114, and 114-113 in his favor after 12 intense rounds. The Ukrainian fighter showcased determination and strategic prowess throughout the fight.

Despite facing challenges in reaching the taller opponent, Usyk persistently pressed forward in pursuit of victory. Fury’s defensive tactics and powerful body shots posed a threat, but Usyk remained resilient and stuck to his game plan.

As the fight progressed, Usyk’s confidence grew, leading to a pivotal moment in the eighth round when he delivered a series of impactful blows that visibly affected Fury. A crucial knockdown in the ninth round shifted the momentum in Usyk’s favor, ultimately securing his triumph.

This historic victory marked Usyk as the first undisputed champion in the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis 25 years ago. With an unblemished record of 22 wins, no losses, and 14 knockouts, Usyk solidified his status as a true boxing legend. On the other hand, Fury suffered his first defeat, ending with a record of 34 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw. The clash of these two titans will be remembered as a monumental moment in boxing history.

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