Oleksandr Usyk comfortably defeated Anthony Joshua in a rematch on Saturday in Jeddah to retain his heavyweight championships by split decision
Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in heavyweight boxing for the second time in a row
Throughout the 12-round fight, the 35-year-old Ukrainian proved unbeatable and maintained his steely composure to overwhelm Joshua with a barrage of powerful strikes
Joshua won the fight with a score of 115-113 according to one judge, who was overruled by scores of 115-113 and 116-112 in Usyk's favour
With a second victory against Joshua, Usyk, 35, retained his WBA, WBO, and IBF championships and is now headed toward Tyson Fury, the WBC belt holder
After the victory the champion said "I'm confident that Tyson Fury is not yet retired and I'm sure, I'm convinced he wants to fight me,"
“I devote this victory to my country, to my family, to my team, to all the military defending this country,". “Thank you very, very much." Usyk said after the victory
After the judgement was announced, Joshua picked up two championship belts and threw them out of the ring before storming off briefly
Joshua also praised Usyk and said "This guy here is a phenomenal talent,"