Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk scorecards in full as split decision winner is revealed

Fury lost by split decision to Usyk - but thinks he did enough to win
Fury lost by split decision to Usyk - but thinks he did enough to win -Credit:Richard Pelham/Getty Images

The scorecards for Tyson Fury's defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in their undisputed heavyweight world title bout have been made public.

Usyk emerged as the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in a quarter of a century, securing a split-decision victory over Fury in their high-profile clash. Despite Fury taking an early lead, Usyk rallied and punished the Brit for his showboating, nearly knocking him out in the ninth round.

The fight was scored 115-112, 113-114 and 114-113 in Usyk's favour when the final bell rang, allowing him to add Fury's WBC belt to his collection and pose with all four major world titles in the ring. Judges Manuel Oliver Palermo and Mike Fitzgerald both had Fury ahead at the halfway point, but Usyk's resurgence saw them ultimately award him the win.

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Craig Metcalf was the sole judge who scored the fight in Fury's favour, giving Usyk just five rounds of the undisputed bout. Fury contested the decision, stating in the ring: "I believe I won that fight, I think he won a few of those rounds but I won the majority of them. His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war.

"Make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion. I've had a split decision loss with a little man. Good luck, God bless you."

Usyk lauded Fury and dedicated his victory to those suffering in his homeland. "It's not for my win, it's win for my God and a lot of people who support me and my country Ukraine," he said.

"Ukrainian soldiers, mothers, fathers and children. I want to go to my bed because I want to rest, I want to pray, I want to kiss my wife."

Usyk will have to face Fury once more as their bout included a two-way rematch clause, with the follow-up fight anticipated for October.

Speaking about the upcoming rematch, Usyk declared: "Of course, I'm ready. One more time we will do a good fight."

Fury, although he left the ring swiftly, did express his willingness for a second bout with Usyk after his recovery. "We'll go back, have a rest up then get back to it in October. As I said, I believe I won the fight," Fury remarked.