Nigerian-British born boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, has lost his championship titles in a clash with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, at the Tottenham stadium on Saturday. ayokinews.com reports
Oleksandr who has an undefeated boxing career record defeated Anthony Joshua, to claim the IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.
According to the judges scorecard, the fight was fought to a clean sweep of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in favour of Oleksandr Usyk.
Speaking after the title clash was Oleksandr Usyk, who expressed his happiness over the result of the match, saying “the fight went the way I expected it to go”.
He added, “There were a couple of moments where Anthony Joshua pushed me hard, but just nothing special. I had no objective to knock him out because my trainers pushed me not to do that.
“At the beginning I hit him hard and tried to knock him out but my trainers said to stop and just do my job.
“The only thing I wanted to do with this fight was to praise my Lord, Jesus Christ and say all comes from him. Today, 12 years ago, my wife said to me yes, today I am double happy.
“I have been working so hard since January in preparation for this fight, it took me half a year and I didn’t see my family for so long. I miss my family, I want to go home and I am not thinking about the rematch at the moment.
“You didn’t see the best Usyk, I can be much better.”
This is the second defeat of Anthony Joshua’s pro-boxing career after earning his first defeat from Mexican Andy Ruiz in 2019.