Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) was in loser denial after losing to Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) by a 12-round split decision on Saturday night in their undisputed heavyweight championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Tyson was in full-on sore loser mode.

It was sad to see Fury go into meltdown mode after the fight, concocting some wild hair-brained reason for Usyk getting the W tonight.

Sour Grapes and Sore Loser Vibes

Former WBC heavyweight champion Fury complained bitterly after the fight, feeling that he had won the fight and that Usyk had been given the victory because he was from Ukraine, a country at war with Russia.

It would have been nice obviously if he’d taken the high road, shown some class, and given Usyk full credit for beating him becaue he clearly did.

The scores were 115-112, 114-113 for Usyk, and 114-113 for Fury. I had it 115-112 for Usyk. He got the better of Fury in rounds 1, 2, 9, 10, 11 and 12. The 10-8 round in the ninth made a big difference in the fight, and Fury was lucky the referee didn’t stop the contest.

Fury should think his lucky stars that referee Mark Nelson didn’t stop the fight in the ninth round after he was getting pummeled by Usyk against the ropes. The referee giving Fury a count instead of stopping the fight was a very questionable move on his part because he was completely out of it. It should have been stopped.

The Gypsy King looked terrible the entire fight, with his trunks pulled up high to cover his midsection, leaving very little room for Usyk to target his soft body.

For the fans who remembered Fury from four years ago when he defeated Deontay Wilder in 2020, physically, he was not the same fighter. What little speed Fury had was nowhere to be seen tonight.

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The effort Fury put in during the last four rounds was pathetic. He was basically just holding, showboating, grabbing the ropes, and using stiff arms to keep Usyk from getting close.

Fury’s Delusional Interview

“Oleksandr, I believe I won that fight. I believe he won a few of them, but I won the majority of them. What can you do? It’s one of them things in boxing,” said Fury after the fight being interviewed by DAZN.

“His side is at war, so the people are siding with the country at war,” said Fury about Usyk, who is from Ukraine. “Make no mistake, I won the fight in my opinion, and I’ll be back. I’ve got a rematch clause. We run it back in October.”

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