Oleksandr Usyk pummels Joshua to clinch world titles


Nigerian born British boxer Anthony Joshua have defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in a unanimous decision to be crowned the new unified world heavyweight champion.

With this victory, the Ukrainian boxer has become the new heavyweight champion after all the three judges scored him 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 over Joshua.

The Nigerian-born British boxer was left stunned by Usyk in front of 67,000 fans at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.

Joshua was defending his WBA, IBF and WBO titles for the second time since snatching them back from Andy Ruiz Jr two years ago.

This upset was the Second as the first was handed by Ruiz Jr in 2019 at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

But in the thrilling encounter, Usyk outclassed Joshua, who was badly hurt in the third round but was forced to cling on in the closing seconds of the fight.

Though Joshua was gutsy, his effort was not enough to help him retain the three titles.

Usyk became only the third boxer — after Evander Holyfield and David Haye — to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

The Ukrainian boxer now needs the missing WBC belt, which is with Tyson Fury, to match that feat at heavyweight.

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