Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

Oleksandr Usyk dances at ‘after party’ as he watches teammate win world title after Tyson Fury victory

Oleksandr Usyk had plenty more to celebrate after watching teammate Denys Berinchyk win a world title.

The Ukrainian star cemented his name in the history books by becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion in 25 years by defeating Tyson Fury on a split decision in Saudi Arabia.

Berinchyk pulled off a huge surprise the same night Usyk made history


Berinchyk pulled off a huge surprise the same night Usyk made historyCredit: First rank

Usyk was rushed to hospital with a broken jaw, but after being cleared for media duties, he returned to his hotel to celebrate with his team.

However, business in the boxing world was not over for the four-belt champion, who sat back and watched former London 2012 Olympic teammate Denys Berinchyk fight for the title. world lightweight glory.

His compatriot was the underdog in a showdown with Emanuel Navarette, but clinched the WBO title in a huge upset, following in Usyk’s footsteps with a split decision victory.

Usyk let out a huge cheer with his team and stood as Berinchyk defied all odds to join him as world boxing champion.

Now is an exciting time for the lightweight star, who is yet to be defeated in his rise to the top of the division.

Once the news was digested, the heavyweight king began dancing enthusiastically, which was met with laughter from the other members of his camp.

Berinchyk fought after Usyk in the United States and was perhaps inspired by the news of his counterpart’s success on the big stage.

It was a great week for Ukrainian boxing, with Vasyl Lomachenko defeating George Kambosos last weekend to win the IBF world lightweight title.

The two Ukrainian men could potentially meet in a national clash to unify the belts, but their trajectories remain unclear.

Usyk will no doubt let loose again after his after party and is expected to return home to see his family.

Usyk celebrated by showing off his best moves on a huge day for Ukrainian sport


Usyk celebrated by showing off his best moves on a huge day for Ukrainian sportCredit: Instagram – Oleksandr Usyk

An immediate rematch is planned for October, and the pound-for-pound star will now be confident of inflicting the same result after putting on a fine display.

Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn was fascinated by Usyk’s performance and expects him to enter the high-profile sequel as the favorite later in 2024.

He said: “I thought Usyk won the fight. I thought it was close. I had a hard time giving Usyk one of the top six (rounds).

“I thought Fury was in control and looked fantastic in seven, eight. Nine was obviously huge, how he survived I don’t know.”

“In an uncontested fight, when the guy doesn’t touch the canvas, I don’t think (it should be stopped) but (Fury) was absolutely gone.

“(Usyk) showed so much bottle to come back. I guess when you think about it, you score 115-113 against Usyk. Some had it wider, I’m not sure anyone had it for Fury. I thought the right man won.

“Are they talking about Usyk retiring? I do not think so. I think he’ll want to take his chances (in the rematch).”


Back to top button