Tyson Fury's surprising request to Oleksandr Usyk not heard on TV after fight

Tyson Fury made a surprising request to Oleksandr Usyk moments after their extraordinary heavweight world title fight.

The British fighter suffered the first defeat of his career in Riyadh on Saturday night, falling to a split-decision loss as Usyk became the first undisputed champion of the four-belt era, claiming scores of 115-112, 113-114, and 114-113.

The remarkable fight saw the rivals trade huge blows, with the Ukrainian knocking Fury down with a ferocious assault in an eventually decisive ninth round as the 'Gypsy King' was saved by the bell. But after the brutal fight, the two men showed their respect for each other as they embraced ahead of discovering their fate.

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As they waited for the judges' scorecards, the pair were seen talking to each other as Fury pulled his opponent in for a hug and kissed him on the head. While their conversation could not be heard clearly on the initial TV coverage of the fight, a video has emerged that details what the two fighters said to each other.

"Good work Oleksandr," Fury is heard saying. "You're a strong man and a very good boxer. Very good, my brother. In Christ."

Usyk replied: "Listen, I started preparing for you when you were boxing in 2008, European champion," in an apparent reference to Fury winning the EU Junior Championship in 2007. He added: "'I'm very proud. We're a friendly... family. My son said: 'Hey, Tyson push you'".

While some of the conversation was then drowned out by the noise in the packed ring, Fury was then heard making a request to Usyk. "'I'd like to come to Ukraine with my family and have a holiday with your family and you can come to my house and have a holiday with me," he said.

The new undisputed heavyweight champion seemed keen for the idea, as he replied: "No problem, my friend". But Fury also had more immediate plans as he said: "My brother, we'll have a beer after this. Alcohol-free!" before thanking members of Usyk's team.

However, Fury was less gracious moments later as it was revealed he had suffered his first ever career defeat, a decision he blamed on the judges favouring Usyk due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. Insisting that he was ready for a rematch, the British fighter said: "I believe I won that fight. He won a few of the rounds but I won the majority of them.

"It's one of those things - what can you do with decisions in boxing? We both put on a good fight, the best we could do. His country's at war - so people are siding with the country at war. But make no mistake, I won that fight, in my opinion. I'll be back"