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Fans think they noticed the moment Tyson Fury ‘lost the fight’ in the first round

Fans think they noticed the moment Tyson Fury ‘lost the fight’ in the first round

They think it all boiled down to a moment in the earlier rounds

Oleksandr Usyk has defeated Tyson Fury by split decision to become the undisputed heavyweight champion, with judges scoring the cards 115-112 to Usyk, 114-113 to Fury and 114-113 to Usyk.

Dubbed by experts as one of the most entertaining boxing matches of the 21st century, both Usyk and Fury were tipped to win at varying times in the fight, and with the latter coming back from the brink of defeat to fight to the end.

Fans think they know when the fight was lost. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Fans think they know when the fight was lost. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

However, fans think that they spotted the moment that Fury lost the fight, and with it, all of his titles.

Taking to X, formerly Twitter, one posted: "Fury losing the title because he was too buys showboating LMAOOOO

"You're not Ali."

Another said: "Fury better stop f***ing around," with a laughing emoji.

A third put: "Fury playing up to the camera is such s****y tactics, Usyk fought for his country...literally,

"Acting a prat is not going to scare Usyk," with a laughing emoji.

The Ukrainian came out aggressively in the early rounds, but the Brit looked completely unfazed when he got hit by Usyk, smiling, giving a little jig here and there and egging his opponent on to hit him more.

Ultimately, it all seemed to backfire, as despite coming out on top in some of the middle rounds, Usyk rallied and even managed to knock the Mancunian down in the ninth during a true sporting spectacle.

Usyk emerged victorious after the initial showboating from Fury. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)
Usyk emerged victorious after the initial showboating from Fury. (Richard Pelham/Getty Images)

Usyk was very much on the front foot for the first few rounds, peppering the Mancunian boxer with several shots and left handed shots in particular.

The Wythenshawe born fighter then started to go on the offensive in round four, putting the Ukrainian off balance and then landing an uppercut.

Round five was where Fury's gameplan started to show, going for multiple body shots to tire his opponent, continuing to land some huge shots on Usyk in the sixth - Fury's most dominant round so far.

The end of the seventh saw a flurry of punches from Usyk on Fury, which led to an eighth round that belonged to the Ukrainian, who landed some fantastic combinations on the 35-year-old.

And in the ninth, the Ukrainian landed several consecutive shots on Fury, who was left rocked and stumbling around the ring, bouncing off the ropes to get away from his opponent, in a state that he hasn't been seen in throughout his career as Usyk scored a knock down.

The tenth and eleventh saw Fury come back into the fight, with Usyk continuing to look lively as the former began to manage the fight to attempt to win by decision.

The final round saw everything put on the line, with Usyk hunting for the knockout, while Fury continued to tap into his other-worldly spirit to continue to soldier on, though it proved too little, too late.

Fury vs Usyk Ring of Fire results:

Oleksandr Usyk def. Tyson Fury (c) via split decision

Jai Opetaia (c) def. Mairis Briedis via unanimous decision

Anthony Cacace def. Joe Cordina (c) via eighth-round knockout

Agit Kabayel def. Frank Sanchez via seventh-round knockout

Moses Itauma def. Ilja Mezencev via second-round knockout

Mark Chamberlain def. Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab via first-round knockout

Robin Sirwan Safar def. Sergey Kovalev via unanimous decision

David Nyika def. Michael Seitz via sixth-round knockout

Tyson Fury's fighting record

One the biggest names in heavyweight boxing, The Gypsy King has a well-deserved reputation as one of the best in the division. Fury is undefeated in 35 career fights with the only mar on his otherwise immaculate fighting record being a draw with Deontay Wilder, where he got up from two knock-downs and even knocked Wilder down three times.

Nationality: British

Date of birth: August 12, 1988

Height: 6' 9"

Reach: 85"

Total fights: 36

Record: 34-1-1 (24 KOs)

Oleksandr Usyk’s fighting record

Usyk holds multiple world championship titles in two different weight classes: heavyweight and cruiserweight. Usyk has secured career defining wins – including over the likes of Anthony Joshua and has never lost a fight.

Nationality: Ukrainian

Date of birth: January 17, 1897

Height: 6’ 3”

Reach: 78”

Total fights: 22

Record: 22-0 (14 KOs)

Featured Image Credit: Richard Pelham/Getty Images/DAZN

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