Tyson Fury believes he did enough to beat Oleksandr Usyk: “It was a close fight” – La Opinion

Tyson Fury believes he did enough to beat Oleksandr Usyk: “It was a close fight” – La Opinion


Tyson Fury thinks he did enough to beat Oleksandr Usykbut the judges did not see it that way and on the scorecards the Ukrainian took the victory by split decision to become the undisputed heavyweight champion after a close fight in Saudi Arabia.

In the post-fight press conference, Fury stated that his corner thought they were ahead on the scores, but He assured that he did the best he could and that he is not going to cry either. for losing his undefeated record against Usyk.

It was a close fight. I think I did enough, but I’m not a judge. I can’t judge a fight while I’m boxing it. If they had told me in the last round: ‘You’re down, go out and try to finish him off,’ I would have done it, but everyone in the corner thought we were up. All I had to do was keep boxing and doing what he was doing,” he said.

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Tyson Fury dominated Oleksandr Usyk in the first half of the fight, but the Ukrainian was able to find a way to beat him. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP.

“It was what it was. I’m not going to cry over spilled milk. I had many victories and gave God the glory. I had a loss, a close fight, with a good man like Usyk, and it was what it was. I did the best I could there. (…) In that ninth round he hurt me and I recovered. That’s what the GK (Gypsy King, Fury’s nickname) does. “I’m just grateful that we both got out of the ring safe and sound, and moved on to the next one,” he added.

Oleksandr Usyk began by losing the fight with Tyson Fury, who kept him at bay in the first half due to his great reach, mobility in the ring and with body blows. In the second part of the fight, The Ukrainian was gaining confidence and in the ninth he almost knocked out the English fighter. After the 12 rounds, two judges saw the European as the winner 115-12 and 114-113, while the third scored 113-114 for The Gipsy King.

Like the Ukrainian, the English fighter He wants to take a break to think about whether he will ask for an immediate rematch against Usyk. “I just had a fight. I just left. I don’t want to think about having a boxing match. I’ve been in camp for seven months, don’t forget that. I will have a vacation, I will regroup, I will talk to my wife and children, and I will see what I want to do,” she indicated.

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Oleksandr Usyk became undisputed champion for the second time, but this time in the heaviest division in boxing. Photo: Francisco Seco/AP.

An undisputed heavyweight champion has not been proclaimed for 19 years.the last to do so was Lennox Lewis, but now Usyk was able to join the history of the category by winning the four titles after a close fight with Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury, 35, was defeated for the first time in his career by the Ukrainian in a unification duel. The Gipsy King now He has a record of 34 victories, 24 by knockout, one setback and one draw.

For his part, Oleksandr Usyk, 37, He was crowned undisputed heavyweight champion after a close fight with Fury in Saudi Arabia. The Ukrainian remains immaculate after 22 fights, 14 of them on the fast track.

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