Fury Insists He Beat Usyk – ‘Usyk Knows He Didn’t Beat Me’

Tyson Fury is adamant he beat Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury suffered a split decision loss, as Usyk became the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. Usyk started the fight strong, only for Fury to push back in the middle rounds. At the back end of the fight, the Ukrainian almost knocked out Fury in round nine. However, the referee imposed a standing eight count on Fury when he could have stopped it.

Usyk found another gear to take the decision on the cards. In his post fight comments, Fury refused to accept the result. He remained confident he had secured the win, stating Usyk was given the decision because of the Russia-Ukraine war. After watching the fight back, Fury had the same narrative.

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Nevertheless, the punch stats work against Fury. The CompuBox numbers show Usyk connected with 170 punches. Fury only managed 157. Usyk also beat Fury in the power punches department, landing 122 power punches when Fury landed 95. If Fury desires to beat Usyk, the Gypsy King must accept the loss. He has already started off on the wrong foot, getting thrown out of a bar for being drunk in his hometown of Morecambe. With the rematch set for December 21, Fury has a lot of work to do to get the win.

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