Oleksandr Usyk beats Tyson Fury to be undisputed world heavyweight champion in Riyadh – The National

Oleksandr Usyk beats Tyson Fury to be undisputed world heavyweight champion in Riyadh – The National



Oleksandr Usyk created boxing history as he defeated Tyson Fury in an enthralling bout at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh to be crowned the undisputed world heavyweight champion.In what was the first undisputed heavyweight world title fight of the four-belt era, they fought all 12 rounds and only the judges could separate them.Fury and Usyk hugged at the end as they waited for the judges’ decision and victory for Usyk. Usyk won 115-112 and 114-113 on two cards while Fury took the other 114-113. Boxing fans had waited a long time for the highly anticipated contest as it was postponed earlier in the year when the British fighter suffered a serious cut during training.Fury was the early aggressor but Usyk gradually took charge. Fury was saved by the bell in the ninth round before slumping to his first career defeat.Usyk landed left hands to the body and head in the seventh and the round ended with him taking control of the fight.The Ukrainian took his revival into the eighth as he continued to land with hard shots, including one right on the nose to leave Fury touching his nose and right eye.Fury was no longer moving with ease and after