British professional boxer with Nigerian descent, Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua was defeated by unanimous decision after bright show of fierce prowess from Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in their very exciting world heavyweight championship battle at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night.
Anthony Joshua‘s kingship as IBF, WBA and WBO holder was stopped in a scintillating battle with Oleksandr Usyk, with decision made unanimously after a brilliant show.
Apparently, Anthony Joshua was severely injured in the third round and then obliged to hang on to in the closing time of the memorable battle that will forever live in our heads.
Since the inception of Anthony Joshua as a professional boxer, this should be his second ever defeat after he was troubled by Andy Ruiz Jr back in 2019. Joshua will now have a little hopes of the big unquestioned title battle against Tyson Fury, who again go head-to-head with Deontay Wilder on October 9, 2021 after Oleksandr Usyk added another quirk in this amazing division.
The speed and movement of the 34-year-old Usyk was Hypnotic for the initial phases of the fight and he was continually throwing heavy punches on Anthony Joshua’s exposable body gaining more points and favour.
The two fierce fighters had basic injury by the 10th round; Oleksandr Usyk’s facial tissue was lacerated and had blood flowing down into his eye, but more disturbingly, Anthony Joshua’s right eye ball and part was severely swollen.
Oleksandr Usyk’s quick start in the 11th round had Anthony Joshua lost position of standing and in risk of toppling over, apparently the World Heavyweight holder did responded swiftly.
The Ukrainian was landing more blows to Joshua but Joshua was firmly balanced and trying strongly to hang on to his championship belts.
Furthermore, Anthony Joshua was forced to eagerly depend on the ropes for survival as the final bell sounded under an extreme aggressive attack from Usyk. Joshua seemed unbothered and stood upright but that wasn’t sufficient to retain his second rule as champion.