UPSET SHOCKER: BIGGER JUDGEMENT, ANTHONY JOSHUA VS OLEKSANDR USYK: POST-FIGHT REACTION!
In a surprising flip of occasion Anthony Joshua was defeated by former Undisputed Cruiserweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk in a unanimous choice.
Plans for a Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua megafight have been disrupted by Oleksandr Usyk.
The previous undisputed cruiserweight champion is now on his option to changing into an undisputed heavyweight champion as Usyk boxed phenomenally to neutralize Anthony Joshua and earn a unanimous choice with scores of 117-112, 116-112 & 115-113.
Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) claimed Joshua’s WBA (Tremendous), WBO and IBF titles by utilizing a mix of footwork, head motion and a pointy left hand to maintain Joshua off steadiness all through the 12-round affair in entrance of practically 70,000 pro-Joshua followers on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.
Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) merely could not determine the puzzle often called Usyk however made issues robust for his opponent within the center rounds by making changes and dealing the physique. However Usyk wouldn’t be denied on this evening and closed the struggle simply as sturdy as he began it.
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There have been moments the place Usyk had Joshua damage however he was clever sufficient to remain out of hurt’s means. Joshua used a jab to remain within the struggle and landed his proper hand. However with Usyk staying on the transfer, he was unable to take a seat down on his punches and actually take a look at his opponent’s punch resistance.
It was shut heading into the ultimate three rounds however Usyk put his foot on the fuel and rattled off mixtures to make sure he’d win over the judges in Joshua’s yard. The ultimate spherical was telling as Usyk closed the struggle by staggering Joshua with a left hand and tore into his opponent with punches till the ultimate bell sounded.
With the victory, Usyk will watch the October 9 showdown between WBC champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder with plans to finally problem the winner for the undisputed championship. However Joshua has a rematch clause and can seemingly implement it instantly.
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