Anthony Joshua defeated by Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua suffered a points defeat at the hands of Ukrainian challenger Oleksandr Usyk.

He lost lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight titles.

The Watford boxer pulled out the fireworks for an extended ringwalk.

But he wasn’t able to produce any in the ring, as his challenger outclassed him to win comfortably.

While AJ put a brave face on, smiling at his opponent throughout the fight.

He knew he was in a tough battle and in truth never came close to winning. 

Usyk was giving up three inches in height and another one in reach.

As well as nearly 20lbs in weight, but the former undisputed world cruiserweight champion’s technical acumen came to the fore in an electric atmosphere.

Anthony Joshua finished the bout slumped against the ropes as his smaller foe looked for a dramatic finish.

Usyk claimed the WBA, IBF and WBO titles after he was given the nod by all three judges.

Scores of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 were just reward after a near-masterclass from the unbeaten Usyk.

He became only the third fighter after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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