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      Oleksandr Usyk has been handed a brief suspension following his intense victory over Tyson Fury.

      In their undisputed fight, Usyk nearly floored Fury in the ninth round, but the referee intervened to offer a count with only the ropes keeping the Brit upright. Despite recovering to hear the final bell, Fury suffered his first career defeat by split-decision in Saudi Arabia.

      Post-fight, Usyk was taken to hospital for a check-up and was given the all-clear, despite Fury’s claims that he had broken his opponent’s jaw. However, industry website BoxRec reports that the British Boxing Board of Control has suspended Usyk until June 2, presumably due to his injuries.

      No such suspension is noted on Fury’s record.

      This suspension will not affect Usyk’s career as the Ukrainian boxer is ready for a break after a nine-month training camp. His bout with Fury was initially postponed from December to February and then to May, reports the Mirror.

      “I don’t want to think about boxing now,” said Usyk, who attended the post-fight press conference with his daughter Yelizaveta’s Eeyore cuddly toy. “My camp started in September 2023 and I worked for nine months.”

      “I missed Happy New Year, I missed my son’s birthday, I missed my other son’s birthday, I missed my daughter’s birthday and then the birth of my daughter. I also missed family holidays. I was only focused on this fight. Now I’m happy and I want to go back home.”

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