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Callum Smith produced an enormous knockout on his light-heavyweight debut towards Lenin Castillo, who was taken to hospital, whereas Campbell Hatton was lucky to flee with a win towards Uruguay’s Sonni Martinez in his fourth skilled battle and first over six rounds.

Usyk speaks to Sky Sports activities by way of an interpreter: “This implies loads … the battle went precisely the way in which I anticipated it to go. There have been a few moments when Anthony pushed me laborious, however nothing particular.

“I had no goal to knock him out [at the end] … I hit him laborious, to attempt to knock him out, however my trainers stated simply cease and do your job.”

Oleksandr Usyk is the brand new heavyweight champion! Joshua is crushed!

It’s a unanimous factors choice for the Ukrainian:




It’s a surprising night time for him and his followers however Joshua can haven’t any complaints. He was outboxed and outclassed. He began slowly, and grew into the battle, 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 harm 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’ choice. Joshua, who took some punishment within the last 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 exceptional battle from the Ukrainian – absolute class.

Spherical 12: Usyk, within the last spherical, continues to look bouncier, extra cellular, whereas Joshua appears to know that he must attempt 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 an ungainly 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 practically 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 possibilities 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 cellular. Joshua llooks drained. However they each are. It is a stylish 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

Spherical 10: A lower has appeared on the proper aspect of Usyk’s face. Each fighters have taken some punishment. Usyk winds up a large left hand however misses by miles. Now Joshua’s proper eye is swelling up. This, it should be stated, isn’t trying nice for Joshua proper now. Can he discover the knockout? Can he out-point his opponent and take the subsequent two rounds and provides himself an opportunity of a call? His nook males repeatedly inform him to loosen up … he’s rattled however he is able to go for the penultimate spherical.

Swelling under the right eye of Joshua Anthony.Swelling underneath the proper eye of Joshua Anthony. {Photograph}: Dave Shopland/Shutterstock

Spherical 9: A barely quieter spherical total however it was most likely Usyk that edged it, coming ahead a bit extra … though within the last 30 seconds Joshua additionally lands a few decents photographs of his personal so maybe it’s one which’s too near name. Joshua this time nods on the finish of the spherical in recognition of this very tough battle that he’s being subjected to. Nevertheless, he has extra management now than the primary three-four rounds when Usyk was clearly on high. It’s extra even now. Three rounds for Joshua to knock Usyk out, and never need to go to the judges’ playing cards.

Spherical 8: Joshua comes ahead early and half-lands with a giant proper hook. He retains coming ahead and lands one other punishing proper, mixing issues up and utilizing his jab properly. Usyk throws a giant haymaker along with his proper hand that Joshua sways out of the way in which of. Joshua seems to be livelier now and his tempo is best. However is he shedding on factors? It’s shut, on the each least. He gestures to Usyk to come back ahead, as if Joshua desires a tear-up in these later rounds. Maybe that’s the apparent choice at this stage … this battle could be very, very a lot up for grabs and Joshua must get busy.

Spherical 7: Joshua seems to be extra settled and extra assured firstly of the spherical. Usyk’s tempo has dropped. Joshua comes ahead and cracks a physique shot along with his left. The British fighter comes ahead however Usyk lands a giant left on the counter. One other huge left and Joshua stumbles again with the pressure of the shot. Joshua is rocked! He’s in bother! However he gathers himself properly and buys a couple of seconds to get well. Nevertheless, after Joshua gave the impression to be beginning to actually develop into the battle, Usyk hass roared again into it. On the finish of the spherical there’s virtually a jokey alternate after the bell when Joshua shapes to throw a punch however stops. There’s a number of respect between the 2 fighters.

Anthony Joshua is rocked by a left hook from Oleksandr Usyk.Anthony Joshua is rocked by a left hook from Oleksandr Usyk.{Photograph}: Dave Shopland/Shutterstock


Spherical 6: It’s been a very clear, extremely technical battle to this point. The referee has hardly been concerned in any respect. The 2 fighters are retaining their distance and trying to rating with very focused assaults. Now the group roars when Joshua lands one other candy shot on the Ukrainian. All of the sudden there’s a sense that Usyk is working away slightly bit as Joshua strikes ahead and appears to land one other huge shot. One of many Sky pundits has Usyk successful 4 rounds to Joshua’s two to this point …

Anthony Joshua lands a right on Oleksander Usyk.Anthony Joshua lands a proper on Oleksander Usyk. {Photograph}: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Spherical 5: Usyk lands with a physique shot however Joshua soaks it up properly. If Joshua thought coming in a bit lighter would assist him match his opponent for velocity and mobility, then it hasn’t labored. Nevertheless, Joshua then lands a really strong right-hand physique shot of his personal, earlier than winding up a giant proper hook that misses by a great distance. However Joshua lands with one other huge shot on the finish of the spherical, and Usyk nods his head once more, acknowledging his opponent’s energy. That was higher from Joshua in direction of the top of the spherical. Is his energy going to begin to inform after a really shiny begin for Usyk?


Spherical 4: Joshua slips and stumbles throughout the ring firstly of the spherical, however regains his steadiness and all is properly. However once more, the challenger is the extra cellular fighter and continues to come back ahead. There is a bit more cageyness on this spherical. “Joshua’s simply acquired to be affected person right here,” observes the co-commentator. “Are you certain?” replies Adam Smith, the lead commentator. If the battle carries on like this and there isn’t a knockout, certainly the choice will go to Usyk?

Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk trade blows.Anthony Joshua and Oleksander Usyk commerce blows. {Photograph}: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

Spherical 3:
Usyk comes ahead once more and lands with extra scoring photographs. Joshua seems to be a bit involved, as if he is aware of he’s being outboxed at this early stage. The optimistic is that Usyk, to this point, doesn’t seem to have the kind of energy that’s going to knock Joshua out … and as I say that the Ukrainian lands with a giant shot that critically rocks Joshua. Joshua regroups, and lands a proper hand of his personal. When the bell goes, Usyk nods his approval earlier than going to his nook.

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