Ukranian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk confirmed his spot on the high of the heavyweight division with a rematch win over British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua on Saturday evening, August 20, on the King Abdullah Sports activities Metropolis Area in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Over the course of 12 rounds, Usyk outpointed Joshua profitable on a break up choice, taking it 116-112 and 115-113 on two playing cards. The third choose scored 115-113 for Joshua.
Through the struggle, Joshua confirmed a distinct aspect of him, placing loads of stress and touchdown physique photographs to Usyk, an amazing departure from their first struggle in September.
The physique punches almost broke Usyk (who helped defend Ukraine throughout Russia’s invasion) – within the ninth spherical.
Usyk then confirmed impeccable character within the tenth spherical, clipping Joshua with heavy counter-punches to finish the bout.
Usyk deservingly gained and will presumably struggle Tyson Fury the WBC heavyweight champion in December for the crown of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Talking via a translator after the struggle, Usyk stated;
“That is already historical past,” “Many generations are going watch this struggle, particularly the [10th] spherical, when somebody tried to beat me exhausting, however I standed it and turned it otherwise. Thanks, God.”
Usyk was requested whether or not he thought he gained the struggle in gentle of the protestations from Joshua’s nook. “Sure, in fact,” he answered
When requested in regards to the one main heavyweight title that’s not in his possession: the WBC belt held by Tyson Fury, Usyk responds;
“I’m certain that Tyson Fury is just not retired but,” Usyk says. “I’m certain. I’m satisfied he needs to struggle me. I wish to struggle him. And if I’m not combating Tyson Fury, I’m not combating in any respect.”
“Solely God is aware of whether or not I’ll or not. However all these gents right here round me, my workforce, they’re going to assist me.”
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USYK ABSOLUTELY LAYS IT ON ANTHONY JOSHUA ?#UsykJoshua2 #RageOnTheRedSea pic.twitter.com/ol0s5oeY6G
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Oleksandr Usyk fights again the tears as he takes a split-decision win over Anthony Joshua. ?? pic.twitter.com/qlbFYGq8oE
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