Oleksandr Usyk Defeats Tyson Fury, Wins Undisputed Heavyweight Championship

Oleksandr Usyk makes history.

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Tyson Fury by split decision to become the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. The scores were 115-112 Osyk, 114-113 Fury, and 114-113 Usyk.

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The WBA, WBC, WBO, IBF, IBO, and Ring Magazine Heavyweight Championships were on the line.

Usyk is now the first Undisputed Heavyweight Champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000. He remains undefeated at 22-0. This was the first loss of Fury's career. He is now 34–1–1.

The highlight of the fight came in the ninth round when Usyk rocked Fury with a left and followed up with a flurry of punches that had Fury bouncing around the ring. Though Fury didn't go down, the referee stepped in to initiate a 10-count, giving a knockdown to Usyk.

There was a rematch clause in the contract, meaning the two men will fight again.

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