Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk has defeated Anthony Joshua.
Glamtush reports that Oleksandr Usyk outboxed British Anthony Joshua to retain his IBF, IBO, WBA (Super), and WBO titles in a split decision on Saturday night, August 20, 2022.
This online news platform understands Usyk won on a split points decision after the pair went the full 12 rounds – 113 to 115, 115 to 113 and 116 to 112.
Joshua threw two of the title belts over the side of the ropes before storming out of the ring after the judges’ decision was declared.
However, he returned to the ring and grabbed the mic, telling the King Abdullah Sports City: “If you knew my story, you would understand the passion. I ain’t no amateur boxer from five-years-old that was an elite prospect from youth. I was going to jail, I got bail and I started training my a*** off, I wanted to be able to fight.
“This guy beat me tonight, maybe I could have done better, but it shows the level of hard work I put in, so please give him a round of applause as our heavyweight champion of the world.”
Usyk hit AJ so hard, my man thought it was WWE for a minute pic.twitter.com/CPzUTxvi5p
— Olly ⚒️ (@Whuollyhx) August 20, 2022
Usyk vs. Joshua 2 fight card, results
- Oleksandr Usyk (c) def. Anthony Joshua via split decision (115-113, 113-115, 116-112)
- Filip Hrgovic def. Zhilei Zhang via unanimous decision (115-112, 115-112, 114-113)
- Callum Smith def. Mathieu Bauderlique via fourth-round knockout
- Badou Jack def. Richard Rivera via split decision (96-94, 94-96, 96-94)
Usyk vs. Joshua 2 scorecard
Watch the Usyk vs Joshua 2 video below…
Oleksandr Usyk fights back the tears as he takes a split-decision win over Anthony Joshua. 🇺🇦 pic.twitter.com/qlbFYGq8oE
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) August 20, 2022