Oleksandr Usyk, the Ukrainian heavyweight champion, sat ringside in Riyadh to witness Tyson Fury's fight against Francis Ngannou. Usyk's reaction to Ngannou knocking Fury down in the third round spoke volumes. Despite Fury managing to secure a narrow split decision victory, Usyk remained unsure about the performance. He emphasized that he will not accept any excuses for further delays in their upcoming clash scheduled for December.
Usyk seemed perplexed by what he saw during the fight. He wondered if Fury was intentionally playing around or if Ngannou took him by surprise. Usyk passionately shouted for Fury to utilize his jab, hoping for his victory. However, he expressed that he would not have taken a fight like this before facing Fury.
Asserting his readiness for their highly anticipated encounter on December 23, Usyk boldly stated that he wants the fight to happen with no injuries or delays. He believes they have waited long enough for this showdown, and he is eager to put his WBA, WBO, and IBF belts on the line while Fury defends his WBC heavyweight belt.
After the fight, Fury and Usyk exchanged handshakes in the ring, acknowledging each other's presence. The stage is now set for their clash, with fans eagerly anticipating the battle for the undisputed world heavyweight champion title. Both fighters will enter the ring in December determined to prove their supremacy.