"A Big Win": Delight as Ukraine's Usyk Beats Tyson Fury to Make Boxing History, Video Trends

"A Big Win": Delight as Ukraine's Usyk Beats Tyson Fury to Make Boxing History, Video Trends

  • Ukrainian, Oleksandr Usyk, is the first undisputed world heavyweight champion this century after he defeated Britain's Tyson Fury
  • Usyk added Fury’s WBC title to the IBF, WBA and WBO belts he already held when he was given the verdict 115-112 by the first judge and 114-113 by the third official
  • Legit.ng reports that the middle scorecard was called 114-113 in favour of Fury – but he had been almost knocked out in the ninth round when he staggered across the ring

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering sports and boxing worldwide.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Oleksandr Usyk inflicted a first loss on Tyson Fury in a thrilling fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, May 18.

As reported by SkySports, Usyk (22-0) added Fury’s WBC title to his own WBA, IBF and IBO belts with a spectacular late rally highlighted by a ninth-round knockdown in a back-and-forth bout between two previously unbeaten heavyweight champs. Two judges favoured Usyk, 115-112 and 114-113, while the third gave it to Fury, 114-113.

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Usyk defeats Tyson Fury to make history as undisputed heavyweight champion
Oleksandr Usyk punches Tyson Fury during the IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and undisputed heavyweight titles fight at Kingdom Arena on May 18, 2024, in Saudi Arabia. Photo credit: Richard Pelham
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The Ukrainian now holds all the belts in boxing’s glamour division after winning the ‘Fight of the Century’ in Riyadh, NBC News noted.

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Usyk delighted

Speaking after the match, Usyk said:

"Thank you so much for my team. It's a big opportunity for my family, for my country. I'm very happy.
"My people will be very happy I think, it's a big win, not only for me, it's a big win for my country, for soldiers who now defend my country.
"I think my father now is watching over me and is very happy. Dad, I love you. I can, you told me I can."

The highpoint of the match below:

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Anthony Joshua allays fear of fighting Usyk

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Anthony Joshua relished the herculean challenge of fighting Usyk.

Joshua welcomed a fight with the Ukrainian.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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