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Oleksandr Usyk Beats Anthony Joshua To Claim Heavyweight Title

Oleksandr Usyk

is the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning with an incredible performance in London.

The Ukrainian put on a masterclass in front of 65,000 fans inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, outclassing Joshua over 12 rounds, and hurting the defending champion on numerous occasions.

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Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua Oleksandr Usyk beats Anthony Joshua

The scorecards – 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 – were all for Usyk and there was a mere shrug of the shoulders from Joshua as the second defeat of his professional career was confirmed.

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Having seen a fight with fellow Briton collapse last summer, Joshua opted to face his WBO mandatory challenger and former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk instead.

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It appeared the easier fight for Joshua, but boxing’s triumphant return to stadium nights was soured for the home crowd by a truly exceptional performance from the challenger.

 

 

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