Oleksandr Usyk defeats Anthony Joshua to win WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles
New York- The boxing world has been shocked by Anthony Joshua losing his titles to Oleksandr.
With the build-up between Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury potentially challenging Anthony Joshua for a huge pay-day and a fight, Joshua had to take care of business of Olexsandr Usyk. This was a fight that was equally balanced. Both fighters have that knockout power and can be very aggressive with throwing their jabs. They tend to get tired in the later rounds, so it was interesting to see what fighter will have more in the tank in the later rounds.
Majority of the world had Joshua winning the fight, before it happened, but what do we know.
Usyk came out there and hit Joshua with some big hooks that made Joshua fall back in the first few rounds. He was the aggressor and pushed the pace of the fight. Usyk outworked Jushua in the later rounds and ended up shocking the world with a stunning victory over Joshua.
"A devastating defeat," Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn said. "Usyk is very fit, he's got great feet, he threw a lot of punches. It was a tough defeat. [Joshua] got beat by the better man on the night. "He will want to go straight back into the rematch. The desire is still there. He can do so much better in that fight."
Things are about to get very interesting in the boxing world with a chase for dominance as Joshua looks to comeback from an unexpected defeat.