Oleksandr Usyk to go to hospital after suffering suspected ‘broken jaw’ against Tyson Fury

Oleksandr Usyk is set to go to hospital with a suspected broken jaw in the aftermath of his stunning victory over Tyson Fury.

Usyk outpointed Fury in Riyadh to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion in 24 years, triumphing by split decision on the judges’ scorecards.

But Usyk, who required stitches to a cut above his right eye, attended a post-fight press conference at the Kingdom Arena, though Fury and promoter Frank Warren claimed he requires medical attention for a “broken jaw”.

Fury said: “We’ve just had a fight, as you can see with my face, I’m pretty busted up and he’s gone to hospital with a broken jaw and he’s busted too.

“We punched the f*** out of each other for 12 rounds. So we’re going to go home, eat some food, drink a few beers, spend some family time, walk my dog, go to the tip and me and Frank will talk about what’s going to happen in the future.”

While Frank Warren added: "I've been told, Oleksandr has gone to hospital to have a CT scan on his jaw."

Fury, meanwhile, confirmed he will activate his rematch clause to fight Usyk for a second time.

Both fighters possessed the option to fight again should they suffer defeat and Fury immediately confirmed his intent and revealed the month the fight is likely to take place.

“I won that fight in my opinion,” Fury said. “I think he won a few of those rounds but I won the majority of them.

“His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war.

“We go back to our families and we run it back in October. For sure, we’ll rest up, then get back on it in October, I thought I won the fight but I’m not going to cry and make excuses.”

While Usyk refused to commit to the rematch immediately, with the fight almost certainly not for the undisputed heavyweight title crown, given the sport’s governing bodies are poised to call for mandatory title defences from their rankings.

Usyk lands a punch on Fury (Nick Potts/PA Wire)
Usyk lands a punch on Fury (Nick Potts/PA Wire)

“Since 2008 I was planning for this. It was a big opportunity for me and my country, Slava Ukraine. It’s a great time and a great day. It’s not for my win,” Usyk said.

“It’s for my God, my supporters, my country, the Ukrainian soldiers, Ukrainian mother and father, children.

“I want to go to my home, I want to rest, a break, I want to eat, sleep, kiss my wife.”

Oleksandr Usyk is embraced by Tyson Fury (Nick Potts/PA Wire)
Oleksandr Usyk is embraced by Tyson Fury (Nick Potts/PA Wire)