Oleksandr Usyk retained his three heavyweight titles with a split- decision palm over Anthony Joshua in a rematch Saturday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

One judge scored it for Joshua, 115- 113, but capsized it by censuses of 115- 113 and 116- 112 in favor of Usyk, who defeated Joshua for the alternate time.

Joshua, who entered the ring as champion when the two met in September in London, performed much better in the return bout under new coach Robert Garcia, but it still was not enough.

After the decision was blazoned, Joshua (24- 3, 20 KOs) seized the microphone and let the crowd chant Usyk (20- 0, 13 KOs) with a" hipsters- hipsters hooray!" called to cheer.

Usyk, 35, retains his WBA, WBO and IBF belts with an alternate palm over Joshua and is on track to clash with Tyson Fury-- who holds the WBC belt-- for the undisputed heavyweight crown.

I am sure Tyson Fury hasn't retired yet," said Usyk, ESPN'sNo. 2 heavyweight and No. 6 pound- for- pound prizefighter." I am sure.

I am sure he wants to fight me. I want to fight him. And if I am not fighting Tyson Fury, I am not fighting at all."

The proposed Usyk- Fury match- up, which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sees in December, is one of the biggest matches in boxing.

Fury claimed he was retired following his palm over Dillan Whyte in April, only to advertise a comeback before this month. After addresses with Derek Chicora stalled, Fury changed course Andre-insisted he was retired.

“I am going to destroy them both on the same night," Fury said in a videotape posted to Instagram after Usic's palm on Saturday." Get out your checkbook because' The Gypsy King' is then to stay ever!"