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The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

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Usyk vs. Fury

Former world welterweight champion Chris Algieri (25-4, 9 KOs) admitted that he would have awarded a draw in the Usyk-Fury fight. The 40-year-old American professional boxer of Italian-Argentine descent watched the fight and changed his mind about Oleksandr's victory.

"If Fury beats Usyk in a rematch - and then potentially fights him a third time - it will really solidify his legacy. He is also capable of winning a rematch. The first fight was very even. Watching it live, I gave seven out of 12 rounds to Usyk and five to Fury, and of course I scored a knockdown from Oleksandr. But when I watched the fight on Sunday, I was tempted to give six rounds to each fighter," Algieri was quoted as saying by boxngscene.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

The expert has no doubt that if Fury hadn't been cut, he would have won.

"It's not only about how the ninth round affected the protocols, but also about how long it took Fury to recover. When a fighter gets injured like that, they don't try to win rounds like they used to; they try to recover from the injury first, which he did, Fury won the 12th round, showing incredible heart and very good boxing.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

As reported by OBOZ.UA, on May 18 in Riyadh, Usyk defeated British WBC titleholder Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) and became the first ever absolute champion in the super heavyweight division in the four-belt era.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

At the moment when ring announcer Michael Buffer shouted "From Ukaine!" in English, Usyk's legs gave out from excitement.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

Oleksandr is the third ever absolute champion in two weight categories. Before that, he held all the cruiserweight titles.

Later, Usyk showed what his face looked like after 111 missed punches to the head from Fury. Sasha came to the press conference late due to a doctor's appointment.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

The next day it became known that Oleksandr would only remain the absolute champion until June 1, 2024. The International Boxing Federation (IBF) will take away the belt, as the mandatory title defense against Filip Hrgovic is overdue.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

Later it became known that the judge used a little-known rule in the Usyk-Fury fight.

On May 20, Usyk was suspended from boxing and will not be able to hold any training sessions or fights for the next month and a half. The video that the Ukrainian champion recorded for the whole country showed numerous bruises and bruises on his face.

The former world champion watched the Usyk-Fury fight and made a frank confession about what happened in the fight

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