“End of an Era”: Fans React to Tyson Fury’s Loss to Oleksandr Usyk in Heavyweight Showdown in Saudi

“End of an Era”: Fans React to Tyson Fury’s Loss to Oleksandr Usyk in Heavyweight Showdown in Saudi

Joel Reyes
May 19, 2024 at 2:07 AM
  • Fans took to social media to react to Tyson Fury's defeat in Saudi Arabia on Saturday
  • Fury lost to Oleksandr Usyk via split decision in their heavyweight title showdown
  • The Ukrainian fighter became the first undisputed heavyweight champion since 2000

Tyson Fury's reign as heavyweight champion is over after a stunning loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday.

Fury lost via split decision to the Ukrainian fighter, with the British star tasting his first-ever defeat in his professional boxing career.

Boxing fans took to social media to react to Fury's loss in Saudi Arabia.

Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk, Boxing
Tyson Fury speaks to the media after his loss to Oleksandr Usyk; Usyk celebrates after his win over Fury. Images: Richard Pelham/ Fayez Nureldine.
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Fight fans react to Fury's first loss

Some boxing fans wrote that they had just witnessed the end of an era.

Reymond Radoc wrote on X that "Fury's loss kind of feels like the end of an era for heavyweights." He explained that it started in 2017 with Anthony Joshua beating Klitschko and now ending with Usyk beating Fury.

He added that he's glad he closely followed the division for a few years at least.

DJ NabS wrote that he doesn't think the rematch should go ahead between Fury and Usyk. He believes it's the end of an era for Fury, and he will end up just like Wilder if that second meeting goes ahead.

The fight swung in Usyk's favour when he landed a crisp right-left combination to Fury's head.

That two-punch combo had the 'Gypsy King' wobbling against the ropes before the referee gave him a standing eight count in the ninth round, per Bleacher Report.

Fortunately for Fury, he was saved by the bell, setting the stage for an epic finish to their fight at the Kingdom Arena.

Usyk did just enough to win the championship bout, with two of the judges scoring the fight in his favour.

Neymar, Ronaldo watch Fury vs. Usyk clash

Sports Brief recently reported on Neymar and Ronaldo watching the Fury vs. Usyk fight.

The two football stars talked to each other before the heavyweight title showdown took place.

Neymar backed Fury to win the bout, a result that did not materialise.

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Joel Reyes is a sports editor at Sportsbrief.com with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines. He has eight years of work experience in sports writing.
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