Undisputed heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk suspended after Tyson Fury epic

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Oleksandr Usyk showed off his battle scars following his hard-fought victory over Tyson Fury – which has now resulted in a medical suspension.

Usyk was crowned the heavyweight division’s first four-belt undisputed champion after the 12-round thriller.

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There was speculation the Ukrainian had suffered a broken jaw during the epic bout – something Fury fuelled – but his team shot down the rumours.

Usyk, 37, has now shown off the state of his injuries, revealing his battered hands, cut face and swollen eyes.

So it is no wonder the UAE Boxing Commission handed him a suspension until July 2, according to BoxRec.

Fury, 35, fell to the first defeat of his career but has the chance to avenge it with a rematch clause in his contract.

And his promoter Frank Warren has confirmed the dethroned Gypsy King intends to invoke the stipulation.

“There will be a rematch. I think it will be better than the original fight,” Warren told Press Association.

“They both know each other, they’ve shared the ring and they’ll be looking to use what they’ve gained from the fight as an advantage to beat their opponent.”

The rematch is being eyed for October back in Saudi Arabia.

And Warren added: “Fury wants to win and he’s got to win. He’s only asking for the rematch because he thinks he can win.

“He believes in himself and it would cement his legacy. Everyone out there thinks Usyk is the best out there so let’s see what Tyson does.

“He rang me and he said he wants the rematch so here we are.”

Fury’s team had suggested Usyk had broken his jaw but Warren has since confirmed it was a tooth injury.

He said on talkSPORT: “He had stitches in his eye, he was banged up, they thought his jaw was broken but in fact it was an impacted [tooth] implant that caused him a lot of pain.”

Incredibly, Usyk is set to be stripped of one of his belts in “less than two weeks”.

It’s said that both Fury and Usyk’s contracts dictate that they must vacate the IBF title ahead of overdue mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic’s bout with Daniel Dubois.

Hrgovic and Dubois face off on June 1, just 14 days after Usyk and Fury’s fight.

Hrgovic has been the mandatory challenger for some 18 months and will be competing for his first world title since turning pro.

The 31-year-old Croatian is unbeaten in his 17 fights since switching to professional boxing after his Olympic bronze in 2016 as an amateur.

This story first appeared in The Sun and was republished with permission.

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