Anthony Joshua was beaten by a glorious display of skill from Oleksandr Usyk in their pulsating world heavyweight championship fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.
Joshua’s reign as IBF, WBA and WBO champion was ended in a sensational fight which Usyk took by a unanimous decision after a scintillating performance.
On the judges scorecard, Usyk won 117-112, 116-112, 115-113
Joshua was badly hurt in the third round and then forced to cling on in the closing seconds of a fight which will live long in the memory.
The second defeat of Joshua’s career, after he was upset by Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, will now devastate hopes of the dream undisputed title fight against Tyson Fury, who again faces Deontay Wilder on October 9, after Usyk inflicted another twist in this incredible division.
When asked if there would be a ratch, Joshua said he wants it one hundred percent, he noted that he would return to training and get back to shape for what comes on future