With a wild barrage of blows to the edge of the bell, culminating the good work done in the previous eleven rounds, the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KO) silenced the 70,000 gorges that filled the stands of the football stadium of the Tottenham in London and became the new heavyweight champion of the bodies of the WBA, the IBF and the WBO, before a bewildered Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) that as happened in December 2019 against the Mexican Andy ruiz disappointed. Until this last assault, the one of the truth, the one that remains in the retina of the judges, the left-handed candidate had shown himself as a very dangerous, agile, precise opponent with his left, brave and knowing that he stops dethroning the champion and in his house had to know how to play its cards and be superior. Do something else.
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With his powerful left, Usyk, who made the jump from cruiser to heavyweight, judged a ‘limited’ Joshua, whom he staggered up to three times, although AJ he always found the time to throw his powerful right hand.
It was a very close combat, tactical, in the background, twelve rounds of three minutes as required, in which in the end by unanimous decision the judges gave the Ukrainian the winner and proclaimed him the new heavyweight champion by 117-112, 116 -112 and 115-113, to the disappointment of a Joshua who did not find his best repertoire in a great night of boxing in which Usyk demonstrated a greater variety and richness of blows. As soon as the fight ended, there was already talk of a possible rematch, although Usyk said in the ring with the belts that now he only thought about resting and being with his family, before retiring to his dressing room with this message: “and they still haven’t seen the best version of Usyk ”.
This fight put the icing on the cake to a great boxing evening, which began after 7:00 p.m., in which the Albanian king Florian Marku was imposed on Romanian Maxim prodan and took the international title of the welterweight of the IBF; the British Callum smith He returned to the path of victory as a light heavyweight against the Dominican Lenin Castillo with a terrifying KO; the judges prevented the victory of the Spanish Sonny martinez before the local Campell Hatton and the tremendous punch of the British Okolie was imposed by KO to the Montenegrin Prasovic in the third round and retained the WBO cruiser belt.
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