Usyk confirms superiority over Joshua; Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk confirmed his superiority over Britain’s Anthony Joshua and sealed the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship by two of three rulers at the “Red Sea fight” in King Abdullah City in Jeddah Saturday-Sunday night.
Usyk sealed the titles of IBF, WBA, and WBO with a score of 113-115, 115-113, and 116-112.
Usyk (35 years old), who had not yet lost (20 wins, 0 losses, 13 knockouts), unanimously beat 32-year-old Joshua (24 wins, 3 losses, 22 knockouts) in September in London and stripped him of his belts.
This time, the giant “AJ” (1.98m versus 1.91m) raised its level, attacking since the second round. But that was not enough in front of his Ukrainian opponent, the winner’s candidate who ran only his fourth inning in this category.
Ok, who has looked more solid in recent rounds in front of a full-time 12 thousand gifted victory to his fellow citizens, who have faced a Russian conquest since last February?
The boxer carried the colors of the Ukraine flag and the words “the colors of freedom” on his clothes.
Usyk prepared for the landing by driving 100 kilometers aboard the bike in the heat of 45 degrees Celsius, swam for up to five hours, and was able to hold his breath underwater for four minutes and 45 seconds. His manager Iggis Clemas even said he almost passed out.
Fury hasn’t retired yet.
Usyk could now consider a title unification fight against Britain’s other 34-year-old Tyson Fury (32 wins, 1 loss) and World Boxing Council (WBC) title holder if the latter returns to the circuit after announcing his re-retirement on 12 August.
Usyk said, “I’m sure Tyson Fury hasn’t retired yet. I’m sure he wants to face me. I like his house, and I’ll never go down if I don’t face Tyson Fury. “