“Jesus Christ”: Usyk Opens Up on ‘Secret Weapon’ After Beating Fury to Become Undisputed Champion

“Jesus Christ”: Usyk Opens Up on ‘Secret Weapon’ After Beating Fury to Become Undisputed Champion

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 19, 2024 at 7:37 AM
  • Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury to become the undisputed heavyweight champion
  • Usyks's victory is the first in the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis in 1999
  • He has now disclosed the 'secret weapon' which helped him defeat the Gypsy King

Ukrainian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk, has revealed his secret weapon following his victory over Tyson Fury to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

In a historic showdown at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, that will reverberate throughout the world, Usyk floored Fury in the ninth round on his way to a points victory.

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Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in 25 years. Photos by Richard Pelham.
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According to talkSPORT, 'The Cat' secured a split-decision win with scorecards of 115-112 and 114-113 in his favour, while the third judge scored it 114-113 in favour of Fury.

With this victory, Usyk has become the first undisputed champion in the division since Lennox Lewis defeated Evander Holyfield in 1999.

How Usyk beat Fury to become undisputed champion?

In the initial stages of the bout, Fury showcased his dominance, gracefully manoeuvring around the ring while entertaining the Riyadh crowd with his showmanship, per The Mirror.

However, Usyk maintained his composure and staged a remarkable comeback in the latter half of the fight, prompting the referee to administer a count to Fury during the ninth round.

Despite Fury's resilience in staying in the match, he struggled to recapture the momentum he had established in the earlier rounds.

Usyk remained disciplined throughout the encounter, persisting until the final bell and doing enough to sway two judges' scorecards in his favour, thereby securing the final world title needed to achieve undisputed status.

Usyk discloses secret weapon after beating Fury

Usyk's victory on Saturday was hard-fought, requiring him to tap into his inner strength to hand Fury his first professional defeat.

In the emotional aftermath of the bout, the Southpaw boxer held back tears as he paid tribute to his late father, who instilled in him the belief that he could achieve greatness in boxing.

The 37-year-old reflected on his win from a spiritual perspective, crediting Jesus Christ as his 'secret' weapon' in reaching this monumental milestone.

Oleksandr, who spoke through an interpreter, said: "I thank God for the help he gave me today because he did give me a lot today. My Lord is Jesus Christ."

Fans react to Fury's loss to Usyk

Sports Brief also covered fans' responses to Fury's loss against Usyk.

Many boxing enthusiasts expressed their belief that Fury's defeat marked the end of an era, highlighting the significance of the outcome.

Additionally, one fan advised against Fury engaging in a rematch with Usyk, suggesting it might not be in his best interest.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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