Oleksandr Usyk defeats Anthony Joshua, becomes heavyweight champion

Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk has defeated British Boxer, Anthony Joshua to end his reign as world heavyweight champion in London (Tottenham) on Saturday night, September25, 2021.

Oleksandr Usyk was crowned as the new unified world heavyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Anthony Joshua with scores of 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.

The Ukrainian boxer has now become the third boxer after Evander Holyfield and David Haye to win world titles at cruiserweight and heavyweight.

Usyk won gold at the heavyweight division in London 2012 Olympics whiles Joshua triumphed in the super-heavyweight division.

Anthony Joshua’s defeat means he has lost all his belts after he put his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight belts on the line against the WBO mandatory challenger from Ukraine.

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