Usyk speaks to Sky Sports activities through an interpreter: “This implies lots … the struggle went precisely the best way I anticipated it to go. There have been a few moments when Anthony pushed me exhausting, however nothing particular.
“I had no goal to knock him out [at the end] … I hit him exhausting, to try to knock him out, however my trainers mentioned simply cease and do your job.”
Oleksandr Usyk is the brand new heavyweight champion! Joshua is crushed!
It’s a unanimous factors determination for the Ukrainian:
It’s a stunning night time for him and his followers however Joshua can don’t have any complaints. He was outboxed and outclassed. He began slowly, and grew into the struggle, however what a show by Usyk, who stored coming ahead and mixing up his angles of assault. Joshua was slower – clearly extra highly effective – and he did damage Usyk at occasions. However the Ukrainian is now the brand new heavyweight champion. It’s the second defeat of Anthony Joshua’s profession.
We await for the judges’ determination. Joshua, who took some punishment within the ultimate seconds, gave a wry smile on the finish. Usyk went to the center of the ring and dropped to his knees. Now Usyk goes to his nook and the 2 males embrace. What a outstanding struggle from the Ukrainian – absolute class.
Spherical 12: Usyk, within the ultimate spherical, continues to look bouncier, extra cell, whereas Joshua appears to know that he must try to unload a giant shot or two and knock this man out to have any probability. However it’s Usyk who retains coming ahead and forces the champion on to the again foot. Joshua geese and dives as Usyk, who’s such a clumsy buyer, retains coming ahead and retains throwing photographs. Joshua winds up a giant proper hand however misses. The 2 commerce blows earlier than the bell and Joshua is rocked! He’s almost knocked out! It’s over … Joshua stayed up, however certainly, he has misplaced his belts??
Spherical 11: Usyk comes flying out of the blocks, trying as if he fancies his probabilities of knocking out his heavier opponent. Joshua soaks up a couple of photographs early within the spherical. Fatigue is clearly setting in for each males. However it’s Usyk that’s coming ahead extra and searching the extra cell. Joshua llooks drained. However they each are. This can be a elegant show by Usyk to this point – and Joshua solely has another spherical to place it proper. If Usyk stays on his ft, certainly, we now have a brand new champion
— E (@iamOkon) September 25, 2021