Oleksander Usyk Reigns Supreme as Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, Defeating Tyson Fury in Split Decision Battle

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Oleksander Usyk has cemented his status as the heavyweight division's undisputed champion with a split decision victory over Tyson Fury, handing Fury his first career defeat.

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Usyk beat Fury by split decision on Saturday to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion. The judges scored the fight 115-112, 113-114, 114-113 in favor of Usyk.

Usky is the first to hold the heavyweight title in 25 years. The last to do it was Lennox Lewis in 1999, and Lewis was on hand to watch a battle of unbeatens in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Usyk scored the only knockdown, which came in the eighth round, when Fury was saved by the bell.

Usyk, the Ukrainian, improved to 22-0. Fury, the Brit, 35-1-1.

After the scorecards were read and Usyk was the official winner, Fury kissed the Ukrainian on the head, and the two embraced.

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