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Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

Maksym InshakovNews
Our compatriot had a brilliant fight that went down in history

The moment that occurred in the 9th round of the fight for the title of absolute heavyweight champion between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury caused a storm of excitement on social media. Fans found similarities between the Ukrainian's knockdown and the painting "The Old Man and Death" by artist Joseph Wright.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

The work, painted in 1773 by one of the most famous English artists, is located in the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum in Hartford, Connecticut (USA). Its plot is quite obvious: an old man recoils in horror before a skeleton symbolizing death. The story is taken from Aesop's fable of the same name.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

The mirror image of the reproduction completely repeated the screenshot from the Usyk-Fury fight, when the Ukrainian was just short of winning early. The striking resemblance was noticed by ArtButSports user X (formerly Twitter) on his social media account.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

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.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

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

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

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

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.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

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

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

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

On May 20, Usyk was suspended from boxing and will not be able to hold any training or fights in 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.

Usyk's knockdown in the fight with Fury was found in an eighteenth-century painting. Photo fact

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