Tyson Fury branded 'deluded' and 'so dumb' by boxing star after losing to Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury branded 'deluded' and 'so dumb' by boxing star after losing to Oleksandr Usyk

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 19/05/2024

- 08:31

Updated: 19/05/2024

- 08:45

The Gypsy King has lost a professional boxing fight for the first time in his career

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Misfits Boxing star KSI has branded Tyson Fury 'deluded' and 'so dumb' after the Gypsy King appeared to suggest Oleksandr Usyk won their fight on Saturday night because of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Fury had gone into the bout looking to maintain his unbeaten record in the sport.

However, he's now finally been beaten at the 36th attempt - with Usyk narrowly winning their clash on points.

Judges Manuel Oliver Palomo and Mike Fitzgerald both felt Usyk came out on top, with Craig Metcalfe scoring the fight in Fury's favour.

Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury lost to Oleksandr Usyk in their fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night


After the bout, the Briton then appeared to imply the judges had given Usyk the result because of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

"I believe I won that fight, I believe he won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them," he said.

"We both put on a good fight. His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war.

"Make no mistake, I won that fight in my opinion. We've got a rematch clause.

"I've had a split decision loss to a good little man. We run it back in October. Well done Oleksandr."

Yet KSI, writing on X, has now criticised Fury for his comments.

"F**K OFF YOU T**T," he wrote. "You're actually deluded @Tyson_Fury."

KSI then proceeded to call Fury 'so dumb' in a follow-up tweet, with the YouTube icon clearly unhappy with his countryman's excuses.

Fans on X have agreed with KSI's assessment, with one user saying: "Ridiculous statement."

A second said: "That comment was outta pocket."

A third weighed in by saying: "I can't believe he actually went there *especially* after a clear Usyk W."

A fourth opined: "The kinda take somebody makes when they’ve been punched in the head to many times…. Proving Usyk won."

A fifth said: "Fury is a clown for saying that, making excuses for losing instead of congratulating the winner."

And another stated: "Stupid thing to say. Emotions are high and looking back he will probably realise that.

"I love Fury. But he didn’t win that fight.


Boxing news KSI

Boxing news: KSI (pictured right) has branded Tyson Fury 'deluded' after his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk


"It was close but Usyk won, and I’m pleased the right man got the decision.

"Rematch confirmed. Another fight of the year later this year?"

Meanwhile, former boxing star Lennox Lewis has criticised Fury in the aftermath of the defeat - saying he was acting like he'd won the fight.

“Fury was boxing like he won the fight,” Lewis said on DAZN.

“No boxer can judge and say they won the fight.

“Every time a round was close they should look at it like a loss.”

Tyson Fury

Boxing news: Tyson Fury showboated during his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night


Fury, at his post-fight press conference, admitted he thought he was in pole position to reign supreme.

Yet the 35-year-old also admitted he 'came up short' as he took the defeat on the chin.

“I was having fun in there. I was playing around. I was loving it. I thought I was bossing the fight,” he said when asked about his showboating.

“If my corner would have said in the final round, go out and finish it, I would have - but we all thought we were up.

“In the first six rounds he maybe nicked one of them.

"It was close and I tried my best. I came up short.”

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