The Ukrainian boxer is now a new boxing star.
On September 25 in London at the Tottenham Hotspur arena an evening of professional boxing took place. In its main event, WBA Super, WBO, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and former undisputed world heavyweight champion Alexander Usik met.
The fight lasted all 12 rounds and was a very interesting fight, but according to the riche of the judges, the winner was the Ukrainian boxer Aleksandr Usik.
Usyk became the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion.
“Congratulations Usyk, he did a great job. But we’ll be back. What went wrong? I just failed, it happens. After the ninth round, I could not see anything, my eyes were closed. With all due respect to Usik, I was not surprised by anything. He was lighter, he kept a good pace. But at the same time, he misses. And misses a lot. In revenge, you will need to figure out how to hit more often and hit harder. “
Details of the fight
The first two rounds were held in an equal fight between Usyk and Joshua. In the third round, Alexander hit Anthony several times, and in the fourth, the boxers exchanged accurate powerful punches.
In the fifth or sixth round, Joshua took the center of the ring with him and controlled the situation more. But in the seventh-eighth round, Usyk raised his speed and attacked the British boxer more. But in the ninth round, Joshua acted much more confidently, who inflicted several rounds on Usyk.
In the tenth round, Usyk received an eyebrow cut, and in Joshua his right eye swam.
And in the twelfth round, Usyk went on the attack and in the last seconds carried out an active attack – he pinched the opponent on the ropes, the referee did not stop the fight.
Usyk won according to judges. The decision of the judges is 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.