October 16, 2021

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Anthony Joshua Loses His World Heavyweight Titles

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British boxer, Anthony Joshua on Saturday night lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles following a defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in London.

The Nigerian-born boxer lost on all the judge’s cards — 117-112 116-112 115-113.

Joshua was defeated by Usyk who was in his face almost all through the rounds on Saturday.

The Ukrainian has now been declared the new heavyweight champion, and while speaking after the clash, he said there is more to come from him.

“This means a lot, the fight went exactly the way I expected it to go. There were a couple of moments when Anthony pushed me hard, but nothing special.

“I had no objective to knock him out [at the end, I hit him hard, to try and knock him out, but my trainers said just stop and do your job.

“I want to go home and see my family, I’m not thinking about the rematch at the moment.

“You didn’t see the best Usyk yet … I can do better.”

It’s the second defeat of Anthony Joshua’s career.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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