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    Horror new footage shows moment ‘Tyson Fury didn’t want to continue’ in Oleksandr Usyk defeat

    NEW footage has emerged of Oleksandr Usyk peppering Tyson Fury with punches during their blockbuster bout.The Ukrainian won via a split decision in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night as the Gypsy King suffered defeat for the first time in his career.Usyk’s brutal round nine nearly KO’d FuryCredit: YoutubeFans believe Fury was close to throwing in the towelCredit: YoutubeUsyk is now the undisputed world championCredit: PA[embedded content]Usyk is now the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis 25 years ago.Key to his victory was his brutal round nine performance.Usyk launched a fantastic attack with several powerful shots that left Fury dazed.The Brit ended up stumbling around the ring, with only the ropes holding him up before the bell saved him.READ MORE IN BOXINGDespite not hitting the deck, an official knockdown was scored.And now a video taken from ringside has come to light that shows just how close Fury came to being knocked out.The clip posted on Usyk’s YouTube channel from a never before seen angle gives fans a sense of how hard his shots were and how dizzy Fury looked.Fans reacted to the footage, with one saying: “Fury didn’t even want to continue.. the ref practically went to pull him to come forward after the standing eight count.”Most read in BoxingCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSAnother added: “Usyk is the most kind boxer ever. Had it been someone else, he would have ‘finished him’.”A third reacted: “Usyk has just proven that he is the best boxer in this era. Fury isn’t the same fighter anymore.”Wally Downes Jr reacts as Usyk dethrones Tyson Fury is epic Saudi clashMore commented: “Referee was Tyson’s best friend in that moment. Usyk is the clear winner no matter what anyone says. That’s what a real champion does he lets his actions do the talking.”On it not be a knockout win, Usyk said: “No knockout, no problem. I don’t think about it because we had a win.”Although Fury disagreed, saying in the ring: “I believe I won that fight. He won a few of those rounds but I won the majority.“What can you do, one of them daft decisions in boxing.“We’ve all put on a good fight, the best we can do.“His country is at war so people are siding with a country at war but make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion and I’ll be back. I’ve got a rematch clause.“I’ve thanked Jesus for all the victories that he has given me, I’ve had a split decision loss to a good little man, and I thank him again.”For all the love for resurgent AJ… these two are head, shoulders and fists ahead of everyone else
    OLEKSANDR USYK is the deserved undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, writes Wally Downes Jr
    A great biggun doesn’t always beat a great littleun, not when David has the weight of a besieged nation on his shoulders and is able to swing each compatriot into every punch.
    Usyk did what Usyk does, he moved magnificently, he counter punched and he outworked his taller and heavier opponent.
    He somehow manages to use every physical disadvantage to his favour.
    But what the hell is Fury doing getting up in round nine?
    Why is a father-of-eight with £300million in the bank, three best-selling books and a Netflix series going to the well like?
    Britain is not fighting back Putin’s army, Morecambe is not occupied.
    So when the 35-year-old’s senses are scrambled, when the canvas is calling him, when he is so desperate not to be felled he is willing to bounce around all the ropes like a drunk, when he eventually has to collapse into a corner, why doesn’t he just stay down?
    He has earned the right to surrender as well as his millions.
    The sheer courage and guts and bloody mindedness it takes to climb off that deck, with a broken nose and a crumbling ego is not comprehensible to us mortals.
    Fury said he felt he won the fight but was too dignified to call robbery or corruption, no doubt his dad will taint that decency by the time you’ve read this.
    The rematch will be superb.
    Because for all the love we have for a resurgent Anthony Joshua – who was ringside for that iconic event – these two polar opposite men are head, shoulders, fists, hearts and brains ahead of everyone else.
    There is the top two, then there is a void and then there is the rest.
    Read Wally’s big fight verdict in full here… More

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    Liverpool confirm when Arne Slot will start as manager after Jurgen Klopp announced appointment live on TV

    ARNE SLOT has been officially announced as Liverpool manager.The Feyenoord boss will replace Jurgen Klopp in the dugout following his emotional farewell at Anfield yesterday.Arne Slot has been announced as Liverpool’s new bossCredit: AlamyKlopp has been in charge for nine years but revealed earlier this season that he was stepping down at the end of the campaign.He confirmed Slot was replacing him last night as he gave a speech to Liverpool supporters.The Dutchman will begin work on July 1 – subject to a work permit. THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY..The Sun is your go to destination for the best football, boxing and MMA news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSunFootball and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunFootball. More

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    Gary Lineker says ‘I’ve heard a little rumour’ about Jurgen Klopp’s next job despite ex-Liverpool boss’ retirement hint

    GARY LINEKER “heard a little rumour” that Jurgen Klopp could become president of Borussia Dortmund after leaving Liverpool.Klopp, 56, rolled credits on a glittering nine-year stint with the Reds that saw him winning all major honours, including a first league title in 30 years.Gary Lineker heard a wild rumour about Jurgen Klopp’s next job after leaving LiverpoolCredit: GettyLiverpool legend Klopp could become president of Borussia Dortmund, claims LinekerCredit: RexThe German tactician led the Merseysiders to a 2-0 victory over Wolves during his last ever match in charge of the Premier League giants at Anfield on Sunday.The Liverpool legend announced his departure in January as he revealed he is running out of energy and cannot continue in the job year after year.Lineker expects Klopp to take some time off but is confident “there will be a battle” between the world’s biggest clubs to sign him in “a year or so’s time”.But the Match of the Day host also revealed there’s been speculation about him returning to Dortmund in a different capacity that would see him taking charge of the entire club.Read More on FootballKlopp burst onto the scene back in 2008 when he was appointed to the Bundesliga giants’ dugout and led them to two consecutive league titles as well as the 2013 Champions League final.Lineker told the Rest is Football podcast: “I will be interested to see what Jurgen Klopp does next. “I think he will definitely take some time out because I think he’s genuine when he says he has run out of energy.“You can see why that job is so demanding. There will be a battle for him in a year’s time. Or they’ll be lining up for a year or so’s time.Most read in FootballBEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERS”I heard a little rumour that he might end up being president of Borussia Dortmund, which would be amazing.”Klopp appeared to have hinted towards managerial retirement after leaving Liverpool.Moment Pep Guardiola is brought to tears and struggles to speak as he pays respects to Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool exitHowever, the ex-Dortmund boss set the record straight after the victory over Wolves and insisted he is not done just yet.Klopp said: “I will work. I have just finished this job. I don’t know exactly why nobody believes I will probably not be a manager again, but I understand because obviously it seems to be a drug.”It looks like that as everybody comes back and everybody works until they are 70-something. I have always had the idea I won’t do that. “Other people are smarter and do it in different ways, but I have to be all-in. I have to be the spark, I have to be the energiser, I have to be all these kind of things. And I am empty. That’s it.”My biggest worry today was that [goalkeeping coach] John Achterberg was coughing all the time next to me, and I thought I’d wake up tomorrow and I’ll be ill because he’s coughing in my direction! I have to start with the rest now and then we will see.”It’s not that I’m looking outside for the next opportunity and which clubs are available and stuff like this. There will be opportunities but I’m not thinking, ‘Maybe in a year’s time I’ll take that’. In this moment, see you later.”I have no clue [what I will do tomorrow]. Packing probably. I have enough things to do, private life must be planned as well but I’ve been here doing things and probably Ulla [Klopp’s wife] will update me where we go. I have no clue what’s coming up. We have a party tonight.”Klopp has botched his Liverpool exit… and it’s cost him his legacy, says Dave KiddBy Dave Kidd
    NOW we know Jurgen Klopp’s final major trophy haul at Liverpool — one Champions League, one Premier League, one FA Cup, two League Cups and (if you must) a World Club Cup.
    But where does his reign stand among the greatest of the Premier League era?
    In black-and-white terms, Klopp is way behind Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola, the only two men to have won multiple Premier Leagues and a Champions League at the same club.
    Those two sit alongside Brian Clough, Bob Paisley and Sir Matt Busby as the undoubted all-time managerial greats of the English game.
    But Klopp ranks in the next tier down — with Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho (the Chelsea version), Bill Shankly and Don Revie.
    These were all men with the strength of character to transform their clubs in their own image and enjoy success but who did not win as much as they might have done.
    Had Klopp managed to keep his intentions under wraps and ended up with another title, perhaps even a treble or quadruple, he’d have edged himself up into that highest echelon with Ferguson, Guardiola, Clough, Paisley and Busby.
    But deciding the timing and the manner of your exit is one of the toughest calls for any manager or sportsman.
    Klopp got it wrong.
    Read Dave Kidd’s take on Klopp’s demise in full here.
    Or click here to check out all of Dave Kidd’s articles. More

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    Relegated former Chelsea star Ross Barkley ‘set for immediate return to Premier League with Champions League side keen’

    ROSS BARKLEY is tipped to rejoin Aston Villa – despite Manchester United also showing interest in Luton’s star man.After qualifying for the Champions League, Villa are reportedly in “advanced talks” over recruiting the 30-year-old ex-Chelsea midfielder.Aston Villa have reportedly made the first move for Ross BarkleyCredit: GettyBarkley’s inspirational season failed to keep the Hatters up but led to calls for a place at Euro 2024, five years after the last of his 33 England caps.The Merseysider has arguably produced his finest football since 2018 – when Chelsea paid Everton £15milion for the then-prodigy.Barkley’s four years at Stamford Bridge proved to be a massive frustration, with poor form and then limited opportunities.He spent 2020-21 on loan at Villa before departing Chelsea permanently a year later to spend a single campaign with Ligue 1 club Nice.READ MORE TOP STORIESLuton pounced for him in August 2023 after squeezing back into the Premier League via the play-offs.Now The Guardian reckon negotiations on a switch to Unai Emery’s Villa are already at a serious stage – with Barkley keen on the move.United have also been linked to the all-round ace, not least as he impressed Red Devils’ minority owner Sim Jim Ratcliffe while at Ineos-owned Nice.Barkley said last month: “I want to play in the Premier League. I want to play in Europe again.Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERS”I feel like for the next three years maybe I’ll still be in my prime years.”Villa are thought to be in the market for two midfielders in all, plus a full-back and a forward.Aston Villa stars and wags go wild as Emi Martinez soaks team in champagne after Haaland goal secures Champions LeagueChelsea’s England workhorse Conor Gallagher is a known target for Emery.It’s understood Villa might be willing to include Jhon Duran in a swap deal.Mauricio Pochettino’s Blues have long admired the 20-year-old Colombian. More

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    Premier League flop who NEVER scored league goal after £13m transfer is one game away from LaLiga golden boot

    CRYSTAL PALACE flop Alexander Sorloth is one game away from taking the LaLiga golden boot.The Norwegian, 28, bolstered his remarkable goalscoring tally on Sunday as he scored FOUR goals in 17 minutes against Real Madrid.Sorloth is LaLiga’s top scorerCredit: RexHe failed to score a Premier League goal during an unhappy spell at PalaceCredit: GettyHis goal contributions saw Villarreal come back from 4-1 down to draw with the LaLiga champions 4-4.The 6ft 5in striker was unlucky not to have five, after having a long-shot tipped onto the post by Andriy Lunin early on.The forward is now on 23 goals for the season, is two ahead of second placed Artem Dovbyk and four ahead of England superstar Jude Bellingham.Sorloth is known for a miserable spell in England at Palace.MORE ON FOOTBALLThe Eagles paid £9million to sign the striker from Danish side FC Midtjylland in 2018 and handed him the number nine shirt.He scored just one goal in 20 appearances for Palace, with that coming in the EFL Cup.He failed to ever score in the Premier League in his 16 appearances for The Eagles.He was then loaned to Gent and Trabzonspor before joining RB Leipzig on a permanent deal in 2020.Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSHe again struggled to settle there, and was loaned to Real Sociedad before joining Villarreal permanently last summer.He’s gone from strength to strength at the Yellow Submarine and looks set to take the league’s golden boot.Crystal Palace boss Oliver Glasner reveals secret SHOWER chat led to Michael Olise’s stunning double vs Man UtdHis final game of the season comes against Osasuna as he looks to extend his lead at the top of the golden boot charts. More

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    Meet the FA Cup final partners of Man Utd and Man City, from ‘Premier League’s hottest Wag’ to a swimwear designer

    MANCHESTER will take over London on Saturday when its two football giants head down for the FA Cup final.United face City at Wembley, with Pep Guardiola’s side desperate to win the double after their Premier League triumph.Maja Lindelof has been called the Premier League’s hottest WagStunning Maja is a blogger, podcast host and UNICEF ambassadorLindelof and Maja cut a glam pairing together on the red carpetStanding in their way are their illustrious rivals, who have had a shocker of a season – but could go some way for making up for an eighth-placed finish by triumphing against their noisy neighbours.Joining both sides on their quest will be their Wags, although United’s star’s families will have to reportedly foot the bill for their trip to the capital.Still, that shouldn’t deter their partners, including the “Premier League’s hottest Wag”, in supporting their other halves.Maja LindelofIf anyone is able to convince United’s big wigs to pay out, surely it’s the “Premier League’s hottest Wag”, Maja?Read more football news The Swedish stunner was given that moniker following a survey last year by Betting Sites.co.uk, and it’s hard to argue with.Aside from being absolutely beautiful, she is a marketing expert, blogger, writer and podcast host.In 2020, Maja became a UNICEF ambassador and uses her influence to raise money for charity.Her husband is centre half Victor Lindelof.Most read in FootballInes TomazInes is now part and parcel of Man City’s celebrations – appearing on the pitch at the Etihad to toast partner Bernardo Silva’s success.They met in 2020, when they were introduced by pals in their native Portugal, getting engaged just two years later.Man Utd Wags to pay for their trip to FA Cup final The pair walked down the aisle in 2023 in front of team-mates including Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker.And in the same year they welcomed their first child together.Unsurprisingly, Ines is a model signed to Portuguese agency NXT Management.Ines Tomaz is the amazing Portuguese-born wife of City ace Bernardo SilvaStunning Ines met model Silva in 2020 and they married three years laterThe Silva family celebrate winning the Premier League with their first childCam ReadingGorgeous Cam began dating Scott McTominay in about 2022.She regularly shares their glamorous life together on Instagram, including stunning holidays in Dubai.There, the blonde dazzler shows off her amazing bikini body to her 27,000 Instagram followers.According to reports, she is an investment management director.However, she also appears to be a model too.Cam Reading will be cheering on Man Utd in the FA Cup finalGlam Cam often shares snaps of her amazing bikini body on social mediaScott McTominay and model and investment banker Cam began dating in 2022Kaylee AkeBack in 2022, Kaylee and Nathan Ake finally said their ‘I do’s’ in a romantic ceremony in Majorca.The pair are believed to be childhood sweethearts after meeting as teenagers in their native Netherlands.The same year they walked down the aisle, they also welcomed a daughter together.Brunette beauty Kaylee has own swimwear brand called Jua June, which makes bikinis from recycled plastics.Brunette beauty Kaylee Aké runs her own bikini brandCredit: INSTAGRAM @kayleerm_Kaylee Aké and Kaylee said their ‘I do’s’ in Majorca in 2022Credit: INSTAGRAM @kayleerm_Erica CorreaStunning Colombian beauty Erica moved to Liverpool when she was five.By the age of 13 she was scouted by a modelling agency, and has since travelled to India, Greece, Milan and Los Angeles for glam photoshoots.The gorgeous South American has appeared in magazines including GQ, Grazia, Harper’s Bazaar and Women’s Health.While in 2018, she appeared in Tom Grennan’s music video for Sober as his love interest.She was seen by onlookers getting close to Marcus Rashford in a Manchester nightclub.Colombian beauty Erica Correa was spotted getting cosy with Marcus Rashford recentlyModel Erica moved to Liverpool from South America when she was a kidIn 2018, Erica appeared in Tom Grennan’s music video for Sober as his love interestSasha AttwoodSasha’s stock rose when partner Grealish signed for Man City for £100million.She is a model and influencer, who has starred in huge ad campaigns for the likes of Boohoo and Pretty Little Thing.She has signed with Elite Model Management and has built up a huge online social media following.An incredible 264,000 followers on Instagram make her an attractive proposition for brands.Skincare is a huge market for her, with L’Oreal featuring in paid partnerships online and make-up tutorial videos she posts.Wag Sasha Attwood is a model and influencer who has starred in huge fashion campaignsLeggy beauty Sasha has modelled for fashion outlets Boohoo and Pretty Little ThingWhen she’s not modelling, Sasha spends time with boyfriend Jack Grealishread more sport featuresEva GarciaEva is Alejandro Garnacho’s on/off baby mama.The pair appeared to split briefly, when she unfollowed him on social media.However, they were then seen enjoying a holiday in Tenerife with their new arrival, a son called Enzo.Garnacho and Eva have been publicly dating since 2021.Eva Garcia is the baby mama of Man Utd starlet Alejandro GarnachoCredit: Instagram @eevichuuGarnacho and Eva appeared to briefly split after she unfollowed him on InstagramCredit: Instagram @eevichuuMichele De BruyneMichelle got together with the Man City ace in 2014, after his ex-girlfriend allegedly had a secret fling with Belgium team-mate Thibaut Courtois.The stunner, who is from Genk, studied at the University of Hasselt in Belgium.READ MORE SUN STORIESThey tied the knot in 2017, and have three children together.She now has her own podcast, Secret Society, which discusses lifestyle, travel, fashion and dating.Michele De Bruyne is from Genk and studied at the University of HasseltCredit: instagram @lacroixmichelePretty Michele got together with Kevin De Bruyne in 2014 and they soon set up familyCredit: instagram @lacroixmicheleDe Bruyne and Michelle celebrate City’s Premier League win with their three childrenCredit: PA More

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    When is England’s Euro 2024 squad announced?

    IT’S decision time for England gaffer Gareth Southgate as he names his squad for Euro 2024 TOMORROW.The Uefa international tournament takes place in Germany this summer, with the Three Lions aiming to go one further than in 2021.Gareth Southgate will be deciding who to take on the plane to Germany this summerCredit: PAEngland missed out on lifting the trophy at Wembley after a heartbreaking penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the final.Since then, Southgate has experimented with his team with the World Cup in Qatar as new players rise to prominence.The manager only has two more friendlies to assess players before the tournament kicks off on June 16.The Three Lions face Bosnia and Herzegovina on June 3 and Iceland on June 7 in their final warm-up games before the competition. Read more on Euro 2024When is the Euro 2024 squad announcement?Southgate will name a preliminary England squad for Euro 2024 from 1pm BST on TUESDAY, MAY 21 – two days after the Premier League season ends.Southgate will be able to name up to 26 players for the Euros after Uefa confirmed the squad list increase from 23 in May.The deadline for the final squad is FRIDAY, JUNE 7.BEST FREE BET SIGN UP OFFERS FOR UK BOOKMAKERSWho will England play?England enter the group stages and will have fixtures against Serbia on June 16, Denmark on June 20 and Slovenia on June 25.Most read in Euro 2024Should they make it through the group as winners they could have clashes against the Czech Republic, Italy, France on their course to the final.However, should they finish as runners-up, then England could face Germany, Spain and Portugal before the final.Who is most likely to be picked?Southgate will be keen to pick his best players which will likely include captain Harry Kane.The striker has been in immense form since his move to Bayern Munich last season.Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice will be certain picks after impressing at Real Madrid and Arsenal respectively.Jordan Pickford has been England’s undisputed No.1 under Southgate and will surely be between the sticks in Germany.However, before the end of the season, players such as Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo and West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen could also get the call.Crystal Palace midfielder Adam Wharton has certainly caught the eye since his January arrival from Blackburn Rovers and played a huge part in the Eagles’ superb end to the season.Who could miss out?There could be some notable names missing from England’s squad for Euro 2024.Jordan Henderson has been a mainstay in the camp for Southgate but his poor showing at Ajax and stint at Al-Eittifaq could see him lose his spot.READ MORE SUN STORIESKalvin Phillips is another name that could miss out on the plane following his so far disastrous loan move to West Ham.Full-backs Luke Shaw and Reece James have both proven to be injury-prone this season, which could see Southgate opt for more reliable options. More

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    Oleksandr Usyk did NOT suffer fractured jaw during win in Saudi with promoter hitting out at Tyson Fury and Frank Warren

    OLEKSANDR USYK did NOT suffer a broken jaw during his victory over Tyson Fury.After being crowned undisputed heavyweight champion, he was late to his post-fight press conference due to doctors checking out the injuries he received during the fight.Usyk did not suffer a broken jaw against Tyson FuryCredit: PAFury, who made it to the press conference first, claimed Usyk had suffered a broken jaw.The Gypsy King said: “Have you seen my face? It’s pretty busted up and he’s just gone to the hospital with a broken jaw and he’s busted too.”However Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk has now confirmed the injuries Usyk received were minor and he has been prescribed a one week recovery.Krassyuk explained: “Usyk felt some discomfort in his upper jaw. The doctor said anything can happen and this is a very sensitive area so you need to be inspected as fast as possible.READ MORE ON BOXING”We took the time, we made our doping test and then the doctor insisted that it [a scan] has to happen very fast.”We came up to Usyk and said ‘Listen, we need to skip the press conference because the doctor is pushing us hard and we need to go as soon as possible, the ambulance outside is prepared.'”Krassyuk said he went to the press conference in place of Usyk but then saw him again when he was about to go and visit the heavyweight champion in hospital.By then, Usyk had been given the all clear by the doctors and could finally face the press.Most read in BoxingFusy vs Usyk: Round by round verdict

    HERE’S how SunSport’s Chisanga Malata saw the fight as Oleksandr Usyk was crowned undisputed king of the world against Tyson Fury.
    ROUND 1
    Here we go. Both men look to establish dominance early by taking the centre of the ring.
    Fury marches down the Ukrainian, who opens up with a stiff body shot.
    The Gypsy King looks massive in comparison to Usyk, who is no dwarf whatsoever.
    Usyk is happy to operate on the outside, although the early jab he’s eaten will have given him some food for thought.
    Fury is trying to draw out attacks from Usyk, who is not putting too much into his punches.
    Fury gets backed into the corner and channels his inner Muhammad Ali by doing the rope-a-dope.
    Usyk lands a big overhand left just seconds before backing Fury into the corner.
    Fury dodges the ensuing flurry and gestures to the crowd as if demanding them to acknowledge his head movement. USYK 10-9
    ROUND 2
    Usyk opens up the round with a big one-two that snaps back the head of Fury.
    Fury tries to make light of it but that combo clearly stunned him.
    Usyk is setting the stone and the pressure as he advances forward.
    A big uppercut narrowly misses for Fury, who knows all too well that’s the shot to deploy on a shorter opponent.
    Fury is throwing more punches but isn’t being as accurate as Usyk.
    Usyk backs up Fury into the corner and lands a good three-punch combo.
    But Fury comes roaring back with a hard body shot after circling away from danger.
    Fury finally lands an uppercut, albeit to the body of the former cruiserweight king. FURY 10-9
    ROUND 3
    Fury is on his bike after the restart and lands a stiff straight right from range.
    Usyk has decided to close the distance after eating that shot and is going to work on Fury’s trimmed-down torso.
    A solid overhand left snaps back the head of Fury with just over a minute of the stanza remaining.
    Fury lands a good combo with thirty seconds remaining. But he gets pushed back against the ring again and eats another flurry before the bell. USYK 10-9
    Round 4
    Fury goes to work to the body with two hard shots after the restart.
    He’s absolutely loving this, dancing around after landing his shots.
    But he’s still allowing himself to get backed up and invite the pressure from Usyk.
    Fury lands a beautiful counter right as Usyk comes forward.
    Usyk has his head snapped back by another hellacious uppercut.
    Both men nearly land hard back hands before the bell, with Fury narrowly missing an uppercut and Usyk an overhand left. FURY 10-9
    Round 5
    Usyk takes the centre of the ring after the restart and looks to feint his way into range.
    Fury is doing a good job of keeping the Ukrainian at bay when he looks to close the distance.
    A rasping uppercut snaps back the head of Usyk.
    Fury is hurting Usyk to the body with relentless hooks to the midriff. FURY 10-9
    Round 6
    Usyk is on the front foot straight after the restart and is looking to put Fury on the back foot again.
    A hard body shot to the solar plexus gives Usyk more food for thought.
    Fury almost closed the show with a huge uppercut with a minute and a half of the round remaining.
    But he finds a home for it 20 seconds later and Usyk is in retreat mode.
    Fury closes out the round with a bit of showboating, put his hands behind his back before resting his arms on the ropes.
    A huge round for the Wythenshawe warrior. FURY 10-9
    Round 7
    Usyk once again closes the distance after the restart but he’s getting picked off at range.
    And when he does take a step back, his body is getting blasted by nasty hooks.
    Usyk finds a home for his straight left but Fury eats it like a packed lunch made by his loving wife Paris.
    Another straight left snaps back the head of Fury, who circles back out of range to try to create space for a body shot
    Usyk manages to close the distance with seconds remaining ad finds a home for a two-punch combo.
    But Fury manages to circle away to hear the bell. FURY 10-9
    Round 8
    Fury is happy to operate on the back foot in the eighth and pick his shots.
    But he gets his dome rattled by back-to-back straight left hands – which he brushes off before going back to feinting and trying to create space for a body shot.
    Usyk briefly finds himself dealing with Fury’s weight in the clinch after landing a good straight left.
    Fury is bleeding profusely from his nose. I’m not what caused the damage. Big round that for Usyk. USYK 10-9
    Round 9
    Fury is doing a good job of bamboozling Usyk with feints, but the Ukrainian continues to come forward.
    But he’s slowly but surely allowing the gap to be closed, which leads to him eating a big left hand flush in the corner.
    Fury gets hurt and is stumbling around the ring. It was a left hand that did the damage.
    Fury doesn’t know where he is and is eating a barrage of crisp follow-up shots. He beats the count and the bell thankfully saves him. USYK 10-8
    Round 10
    Usyk – like the Big Cat he is – senses blood and isn’t giving Fury any respite.
    Fury is barely throwing anything and what he is throwing is telegraphed and slow.
    Usyk looks tired, but he needs to keep his foot on the gas pedal if he’s to have any chance of becoming a two-weight undisputed champion. USYK 10-9
    Round 11
    A desperate Usyk, spurred on by the plight of his fellow Ukrainians back home, immediately goes to work after the restart.
    Fury tries to keep him at bay with the jab but is struggling to pump it out with the stiffness it had in the early rounds.
    Usyk briefly traps the WBC king in the corner and lands a rasping left hand.
    Usyk doubles up with two left hands that briefly back Fury against the ropes.
    The round ends with yet another big overhand left from Usyk. USYK 10-9
    Round 12
    The fans in attendance at the Kingdom Arena cheer both warriors on after the final restart of the fight.
    Fury is playing matador as Usyk looks to step into range to land his left hand.
    And he finds a home for it with a minute and a half of the stanza remaining.
    A chopping right hand sends Fury backwards, but he returns fire with a booking shot of his own that backs up the southpaw.
    Fury puts his hands behind his back in a bid to goad Usyk to making a sloppy mistake in the closing seconds.
    But he stays sharp as he looks to close the distance, which Fury times to initiate a clinch. FURY 10-9
    TOTAL Fury 113 Usyk 114

    CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSKrassyuk then turned his ire on Fury and his promoter Frank Warren: “Probably this narrative about his broken jaw was brought by Tyson and Frank at the press conference.”That’s according to what I heard from other people because I didn’t open my Instagram there. So Usyk showed up [to the press conference], he showed his jaw is not broken.Wally Downes Jr reacts as Usyk dethrones Tyson Fury is epic Saudi clash”He had this stuff a long time before. It’s not really serious but you feel discomfort. It’s normal, but the doctors here, especially in Saudi Arabia are not that experienced in boxing so they send them for checks.”Nothing major, he went to the press conference and they made their exams and it’s something like one week recovery.”Usyk posted his gruesome injuries on Instagram yesterday as he posed with the WBC belt he won from Fury.The fighter sported a black eye and a cut to his eyebrow.For all the love for resurgent AJ… these two are head, shoulders and fists ahead of everyone else
    OLEKSANDR USYK is the deserved undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, writes Wally Downes Jr
    A great biggun doesn’t always beat a great littleun, not when David has the weight of a besieged nation on his shoulders and is able to swing each compatriot into every punch.
    Usyk did what Usyk does, he moved magnificently, he counter punched and he outworked his taller and heavier opponent.
    He somehow manages to use every physical disadvantage to his favour.
    But what the hell is Fury doing getting up in round nine?
    Why is a father-of-eight with £300million in the bank, three best-selling books and a Netflix series going to the well like?
    Britain is not fighting back Putin’s army, Morecambe is not occupied.
    So when the 35-year-old’s senses are scrambled, when the canvas is calling him, when he is so desperate not to be felled he is willing to bounce around all the ropes like a drunk, when he eventually has to collapse into a corner, why doesn’t he just stay down?
    He has earned the right to surrender as well as his millions.
    The sheer courage and guts and bloody mindedness it takes to climb off that deck, with a broken nose and a crumbling ego is not comprehensible to us mortals.
    Fury said he felt he won the fight but was too dignified to call robbery or corruption, no doubt his dad will taint that decency by the time you’ve read this.
    The rematch will be superb.
    Because for all the love we have for a resurgent Anthony Joshua – who was ringside for that iconic event – these two polar opposite men are head, shoulders, fists, hearts and brains ahead of everyone else.
    There is the top two, then there is a void and then there is the rest.
    Read Wally’s big fight verdict in full here…

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