Usyk defeated Joshua: championship belts go home!

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 Usyk defeated Joshua: championship belts go home!

Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk defended his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko have already congratulated Usyk

 Usyk beats Joshua: championship belts go home!

 Usyk defeated Joshua: championship belts go home!

Thus, the Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk retained his championship belts in the rematch, which took place on the night of August 20-21 between the holder of the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight belts Oleksandr Usyk and Briton Anthony Joshua.

The fight was hosted by the multifunctional sports complex “King Abdullah Sports City” in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The fight lasted all 12 rounds and ended with Oleksandr Usyk's victory by split decision -113-115, 115-113, 116-112.

Thus, the Ukrainian boxer managed to keep his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight championship belts.

In addition, Usyk won the vacant title of the champion according to The Ring magazine, which became vacant after

Last fall, Usyk defeated Joshua by unanimous decision. This fight was recognized as the main event of boxing in 2021 according to The Ring.

Usyk – Joshua: after the fight

Both Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua are London Olympic champions. The Ukrainian won gold in the heavyweight division, while the Briton won gold in the heavyweight division.

35-year-old Usyk had 20 professional fights and won all of them (13 by knockout), UNIAN reminds. Usyk became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, after which he defended his belts in a duel with Tony Bellew and moved up to heavyweight.

32-year-old Joshua has fought 27 pro fights. He has 24 wins (22 by knockout) and 3 losses.

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