Tyson Fury gets huge £100m boost as Oleksandr Usyk walks away from interview after enthralling boxing clash

Tyson Fury gets huge £100m boost as Oleksandr Usyk walks away from interview after enthralling boxing clash

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 19/05/2024

- 10:00

Updated: 20/05/2024

- 16:20

The two men put on a stunning show in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night

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Tyson Fury will bank a huge £100million when he faces Oleksandr Usyk for a second time later in the year, according to reports. The Gypsy King saw his unbeaten record ruthlessly ended by Usyk during their blockbuster fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

Fury was at his best during the early stages of the bout, showing why he hadn't lost before in the process.

Yet Usyk turned the clash around in the ninth round and went on to win on points, with judges Mike Fitzgerald and Manuel Oliver Palomo scoring in his favour.

Boxing Tyson Fury

Boxing: Tyson Fury is set to bank a huge £100million when he faces Oleksandr Usyk again later in the year


Fury wants a rematch with Usyk and the 37-year-old is happy to oblige.

And the Daily Mail says the Briton will bank a huge £100m when he goes up against Usyk for a second time.

Fury is believed to have earned £80m from facing Usyk last night, something that will console him as he reflects on his defeat.

The Gypsy King felt he deserved to come out on top, while also insisting he'll be back.

Fury did, however, spark controversy by appearing to suggest Usyk only won because of the ongoing war in Ukraine.

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

"It's one of those things - what can you do with decisions in boxing?

"We both put on a good fight, the best we could do. His country's at war - so people are siding with the country at war.

"But make no mistake, I won that fight, in my opinion. I'll be back.

"I've got a rematch clause. I've had a split-decision loss to a good little man.

"We go back, have a little rest up, spend some time with our families, and get it back on in October.

"I'm not going to sit here and cry and make excuses. It was a good fight.

"We go back to our families and run it back in October. Good luck to Oleksandr, well done. God bless, happy New Year."

Usyk briefly started giving a ringside interview.

Yet he raced away from the cameras to see his wife, Yekaterina Usyk, with the pair embracing in the stands.


Fury was wobbled in the ninth round, with the boxing star only just able to stay on his feet.

And Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk's promoter, thinks he was fortunate to avoid a knockout as he crashed to defeat.

"I'm exhausted, I was backing Usyk all fight," he said.

"No disrespect to the referee but I think he stopped a KO in the ninth but anyway it was a tremendous performance.

"It was unbelievable and I hope to see more in the rematch."

Boxing Oleksandr Usyk

Boxing: Oleksandr Usyk is on top of the world after his stunning win over Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia


His comments were echoed by Eddie Hearn, with the 44-year-old feeling Fury was 'very lucky' to avoid being knocked down.

"How he survived the ninth [round]?" he said.

"I thought he was very lucky that the referee didn't jump in.

"He showed unbelievable heart to stay on his feet and unbelievable composure coming out for the tenth and eleventh rounds.

"He was losing those rounds, but he was recovering."

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