Anthony Joshua lost all of his World Heavyweight Championship belts against Ukrainian Oleksandrj Usyk.
It was a very exciting confrontation between the two heavyweights at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday night.
After a tough twelve rounds, it was finally Usyk who shocked the boxing world and deservedly won the points. The three judges agreed that the Ukrainian was the best (117-112, 116-112, 115-113).
Usyk started the match strong and scored several good shots from the left in the first rounds. Joshua fought in the fourth and fifth rounds, but did not manage to catch it from his Ukrainian opponent.
The Ukrainian showed his technical abilities and ability to move throughout the match and the English failed to get the decisive blow.
But in the final round, Joshua was about to be knocked down by Usyk, who eventually escaped with four world heavyweight titles for Joshua (WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO).
Usyk is the former cruiserweight world champion, but he made a move in heavyweight and impressed a lot against Joshua on Saturday night.
The Ukrainian believes that it will only rise in the future.
– You’ve never seen better than Usyk. “I can improve a lot,” Usyk told DAZN after the match.
Joshua is entitled to the rematch and promoter Eddie Hearn suggests it will be relevant to the return leg as soon as possible if the English heavyweight is not injured in Saturday’s settlement.
Joshua appeared to have pain in his eye after settling and did not do any post-match interviews.
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