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"Strange feelings": Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight

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Usyk defeated Fury

World heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) confirmed that he was suspected of having a broken jaw after his fight with Tyson Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) on May 18. Our compatriot noted that after the fight, he turned to his team with a problem he had never encountered before.

Usyk said this in an interview with the 3 Knockdown Rule YouTube channel. According to the Ukrainian boxer, he underwent a medical examination that did not reveal any serious facial injuries but led to Oleksandr being suspended from fighting and training until July.

''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight
''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight

"Yes, I did feel something was wrong after the fight. It wasn't really pain. Just some strange feelings that I hadn't had before. I told my team that maybe we have a problem. But I just didn't understand what was going on. Thank God, everything was fine," Usyk said.

Before that, Oleksandr announced his radical plan to continue his career after the rematch with Tyson. The Ukrainian also named the most difficult moment of the fight with the Briton. In addition, our boxer spoke frankly about his opponent.

''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight
''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight

Saudi Arabia has already officially announced the date of the second fight between Usyk and Fury. The boxers' rematch fees were announced. It is expected that the boxing rules will be changed in the second fight.

Prior to that, New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker (35-3, 23 KOs) dispelled the main myth about the Ukrainian's weakness. And Russian Oleg Taktarov called the results of Oleksandr's and Tyson's fights fabricated.

''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight
''Strange feelings'': Usyk answers questions about jaw fracture in Fury fight

Promoter Bob Arum said that he does not consider the Ukrainian to be the strongest boxer in the world. There was also an unexpected twist to the Usyk-Fury rematch. This happened after Croatian Filip Hrgovic (17-1, 14 KOs) lost to British Daniel Dubois (21-2, 20 KOs).

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has made a new statement regarding the deprivation of the Ukrainian boxer of the title of absolute world champion.

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, artificial intelligence made a forecast for the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury. In addition, the first bookmaker's forecast for the fight between the boxers appeared.

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