Oleksandr Usyk Reportedly Ended Up in Hospital With Broken Jaw After Beating Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk Reportedly Ended Up in Hospital With Broken Jaw After Beating Tyson Fury

Isaac Darko
updated at May 19, 2024 at 11:58 AM
  • Oleksandr Usyk beat Tyson Fury to become the undisputed heavyweight champion
  • Usyk's victory is the first in the heavyweight division since Lennox Lewis in 1999
  • The Ukrainian boxer was reportedly rushed to the hospital after suffering a broken jaw

Oleksandr Usyk triumphed over Tyson Fury after 12 intense rounds on Saturday, but his victory came at a significant cost.

The Ukrainian star solidified his place in boxing history by becoming the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999, achieving a thrilling points win over the 'Gypsy King' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Moments after his post-fight interview in front of a star-studded crowd, Usyk was carried to his dressing room by his team, with reports indicating he had suffered a broken jaw during the gruelling bout.

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Oleksandr Usyk was reportedly rushed to the hospital after beating Tyson Fury on May 18. Photos by Richard Pelham.
Source: Twitter

Usyk's absence from the scheduled post-fight media conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, raised concerns, which promoter Frank Warren later addressed.

During the bout, Fury landed 157 punches on Usyk, including 95 power punches, leading to Usyk sustaining several injuries, per TalkSPORT.

Despite the brutal exchanges, Usyk managed to hand Fury his first career defeat, winning on the judge's scorecards and even threatening to stop the fight in the ninth round.

Usyk suffers broken jaw

Marca reported that Usyk was rushed to the hospital for a medical diagnosis after complaining of jaw pain following the final bell.

Fury hinted at this in his post-fight press conference, with the new undisputed champion initially sending his manager, Alex Krassyuk, to handle media duties.

Usyk makes post-fight presser

However, in a surprising display of resilience, Usyk arrived at the post-fight conference, receiving loud applause from the attending media.

In his address to the media, he indicated plans to return home and take some time off before considering the immediate rematch scheduled for October.

"I don't think about boxing now, please," Usyk said via Skysports.

Although no official date has been set for the rematch, Turki Alalshikh, Saudi Arabia's chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, has suggested that October 2024 is a potential option for Usyk vs. Fury part two.

Emotional Usyk pays tribute to late dad

Sports Brief recently reported on Usyk's emotional tribute to his father after the win against Fury.

The Ukrainian fighter's dad passed away after he won the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.

He broke down in tears when asked about his father during the post-fight press conference.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)
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