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Oleksandr Usyk posts photo of battered face after Tyson Fury fight where he allegedly broke his jaw in thrilling victory

Oleksandr Usyk showed off his facial damage following his brutal clash with Tyson Fury.

The Ukrainian star cemented his name in boxing royalty after becoming the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999, with a thrilling points victory over the ‘Gypsy King’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Usyk and Fury met in a bloody encounter

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Usyk and Fury met in a bloody encounter

Just moments after delivering his post-fight interview in front of a star-studded crowd, Usyk was carried to his dressing room by his team and reportedly broke his jaw during grueling exchanges.

The undisputed champion-elect has since posted images of his face for the first time on Instagram, where he can be seen with stitches above his eye.

A true warrior in the ring, Usyk suffered the penalty alongside his rival and sports markings around both eyes.

Usyk posed with Fury’s prestigious WBC belt after snatching it from his rival, and he captioned the post: “Welcome to the family!”

Usyk looked like a beaten warrior, but he had made history

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Usyk looked like a beaten warrior, but he had made historyCredit: Instagram – Oleksandr Usyk

The 37-year-old appeared exhausted and exhausted from the elite-level event, but appeared to have escaped any lasting damage to his jaw.

During the confrontation, Fury landed 157 punches on Usyk, including 95 power blows, and it’s no wonder the pound-for-pound great suffered several war injuries.

Despite the barbaric exchanges, Usyk was able to inflict a first career defeat on Fury by winning on the judges’ scorecards, while even threatening to stop the fight in the ninth stanza.

It was said he was immediately rushed to hospital to receive a medical diagnosis after complaining of jaw pain after the final bell.

Fury suggested as much during his post-fight press conference, with the new undisputed champion initially sending his manager Alex Krassyuk to media duties.

But to the surprise of the boxing world, Usyk once again demonstrated stubborn resilience and arrived at the post-fight conference to loud applause from the media in attendance.

During his address to the media, he suggested he would go home and take some time off, before evaluating the immediate rematch scheduled for October.

“I’m not thinking about boxing now, please,” Usyk said.

Usyk was taken to hospital shortly after kissing his fellow gladiator

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Usyk was taken to hospital shortly after kissing his fellow gladiatorCredit: Getty
Usyk left the hospital and reflected on his monumental victory

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Usyk left the hospital and reflected on his monumental victoryCredit: Getty

“My camp started in September 2023, I worked nine months.

“I missed Happy New Year, I missed my son’s birthday, I missed my other son’s birthday, I missed my daughter’s birthday and then the birth of my daughter.

“I also missed family vacations. I was only focused on this fight, now I’m happy and I want to go home.”

Fury bravely faced the media after his devastating split decision defeat and praised his long-time foe in a moving tribute.

“I knew he was a good boxer when I arrived, he didn’t surprise me, we had a long training camp, a few training camps.

“I believe I was the best I could have been. I don’t think I could have done better.

“If they had said to me, ‘Look, you’re down in the last two laps,’ I could have tried to get him out of there as well.

“It was what it was. I was having a lot of fun. He’s a good fighter. It was a good fight.

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