Alexander Usik outboxed Anthony Joshua and landed more power punches in all rounds to ultimately win by unanimous decision of the judges. Usik's 148 punches was a record for Joshua's opponents. Usik finished the show by delivering 29 punches in the 12th round, a record out of all of Joshua's opponents.
"It means a lot to me. The fight went exactly the way I thought it would. There were a couple of moments from Anthony when he clinched, but those are minor things. You didn't see the best Usik tonight," replied the new unified world heavyweight champion Alexander Usik after defeating the former king of the division Anthony Joshua this Saturday in London.
Lawrence Okoli (17-0, 14 KOs) knocked out Dylan Prasovic (15-1, 12 KOs) on Boxing Night in London in the third round. The Brit defended his WBO world heavyweight title. The Briton controlled the fight from the first gong. Prasovic was on the floor already in the second round and the fight was over in the third round after a punch to the torso.
Former outright heavyweight champion Alexander Usik (19-0, 13 KOs) defeated Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) by unanimous decision to vacate his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts in the main event of the evening at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Towards the end of the twelfth round, Usik nearly secured an early victory. The score of the judges' notes: 117-112, 116-112 и 115-113.
Famous American coach and commentator Teddy Atlas presents his analysis of today's big fight in London, the clash between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for the British heavyweight titles, IBF, WBA and WBO. Some interesting remarks from the charismatic Atlas are given below.
Live coverage of the September 25th boxing night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the United Kingdom, with the main event featuring a bout of Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) and Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs). Scheduled for 12 rounds, the IBF, WBO, WBA heavyweight titles are on the line.
Tonight Anthony Joshua (24-1, 21 KOs) will cross gloves with Oleksandr Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) and get a chance to avenge his compatriots Tony Bellew and Dereck Chisora, who previously suffered losses at the hands of the Ukrainian. However, AJ admitted in an interview with Sky Sports that he wasn't expecting any advice from anyone before tonight's fight.
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