After a comprehensive victory, Oleksandr Usyk’s attitude on fighting Anthony Joshua in a rematch.
In a shocking conclusion in London on Saturday night, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision.
Oleksandr Usyk stole the hearts of the boxing world on Saturday night by outclassing Anthony Joshua in their long-awaited match, and according to his promoter Alex Krassyuk, he plans to do it all over again next year. In a rematch, Usyk, the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, is ready to go to war with Joshua once more.
Usyk, 34, defeated Joshua on points in a unanimous decision, marking the Watford-born boxer’s second career loss and extending his own professional record to 19-0.
On the night, the judges’ scorecards read 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113, leaving no doubt about the outcome, as Usyk claimed the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight crowns.
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Ukrainian upset the odds in a battle that Joshua was anticipated to win before going on to fight Tyson Fury.
Joshua had never been defeated by going the distance previously, with his only other loss coming in the seventh round to Andy Ruiz in 2019.
However, after defeating the Englishman, Usyk has stated that he would defeat him again if the rematch takes place as scheduled.
With a rematch clause in the fight contract, it appears Usyk will want to maintain his winning streak against English boxers, such Tony Bellew and Derek Chisora.
But, before attempting to defend his new championships against AJ, Krassyuk calmly responded to Usyk’s concerns.
“Our contract stipulated a rematch,” Krassyuk explained.
“He was not offended when we discussed it; on the contrary, he was ecstatic. ‘Cool, I’ll beat Anthony twice,’ he remarked.” It’s unclear what Joshua will do next, but he remains confidence in his ability to defeat Usyk in the rematch.
“I can’t go back and sulk; it would be a waste of time,” Joshua explained.
“I almost never look at my opponent. I simply look in the mirror and realize where I went wrong.
“So it’s not so much what he did that matters, but the opportunity I provided him. It isn’t so much his fault.
“I’m just going to look in the mirror and repair my mistakes.”
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