Boxing in a heavyweight championship bout is a high-profile fight in boxing. Unlike a lightweight or middleweight fight, heavyweight championship bouts have to be sanctioned by a single sanctioning body. The heavyweight division has a long history of fractured championships. In the past, most of these disputes were resolved in the ring. As a result, alternate title claimants were often forgotten. With the rise of sanctioning bodies, however, this is no longer the case. Instead, the champions of this division are recognized by a single sanctioning organization or by several.
Usyk beats Joshua in heavyweight bout
Oleksandr Usyk has regained his world heavyweight title after defeating Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian won unanimous decision and held up a Ukrainian flag when the judges announced their scores. The decision means that Usyk will now face the champion of Great Britain in the rematch on August 20.
Although Anthony Joshua was battered in round nine, Usyk continued to dominate the fight. The Russian hit Joshua with heavy punches in the final three rounds. In round 10, Usyk tagged Joshua with a combination and short right hand, forcing him to back off. Joshua struggled to see the punches and needed a stoppage in the 12th round. Joshua is now expected to receive millions of dollars for his next fight with Deontay Wilder.
The fight has been a long time in the making. Joshua is still in good shape, but Usyk is coming with everything. Joshua has landed a left hook, and Usyk has landed several right hooks. Despite that, Joshua is still banking rounds.
In the rematch, Joshua landed 37 body punches and Usyk landed 170 of his 712 punches. The second fight is the same as the first, but Usyk fought harder and more effectively. The first fight featured a controversial split decision, but the rematch was a far more entertaining fight.
Usyk dominated the fight from the opening round, standing ground in the center of the ring. Joshua struggled to get a grip on Usyk, who threw heavy shots on his body. His left hook was hard to block, and Joshua had to use his back hand to counter it.
Usyk trained for five months in order to fight Joshua. He carried a video message from the president of Ukraine, saying that he was motivated by the people of his home country. He also made sure that the fight was broadcast on free television in his country. The first fight, held in London, was a good sign for Usyk. Afterwards, Joshua came over and embraced Usyk. Despite being on the losing side, Joshua was full of praise for the Ukrainian boxer.
Oleksandr Usyk’s decision to rematch Anthony Joshua is an important step in unifying the heavyweight division. The Ukrainian boxer has won three of the four recognized world heavyweight championships. However, it is unclear whether he will be able to become the undisputed heavyweight champion. Only time will tell.
Joshua cuts promo before losing to Usyk
Anthony Joshua cut a promo just before his heavyweight championship bout with Usyk in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday. The British boxer had already avenged his 2014 loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., and was on track to defend his title against Usyk on August 20. However, the heavyweight champion was unable to stop Usyk, who was one of the favorite to win.
The match was one of tense moments, with Usyk being on his guard and being able to shift his weight to the outside. The Russian was able to neutralize the height advantage Joshua had by slipping left hooks to the body. But Joshua was unable to find a way to keep up, and Usyk counterpunched with a left hook.
Joshua was under a great deal of pressure before his heavyweight championship fight against Usyk, and it showed in his performance. He avenged his defeat to Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia in 2019. But both fighters were under tremendous pressure before the fight. The southpaw jab flicked out and Usyk blocked Joshua’s right hand well. Joshua used his front foot and leaned on Usyk when attacking the Russian.
Joshua is currently the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion. His WBC belt is currently held by Tyson Fury. A rematch between these two would unify all four titles. Usyk, however, has lost two previous fights. He has also lost two of his last three fights.
Despite the loss to Usyk in his last fight, Joshua has not given up on his dream of a fourth title shot. He must face Kubrat Pulev in 2020. The crowd size at Wembley Arena is small – only 1,000 fans were allowed to attend the match.
The heavyweight championship bout between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk was not close to a knockout. In the first encounter, Usyk had the upper hand but Usyk retained his WBA, IBF, and IBF titles. Joshua was not able to defend his title in the rematch, but Usyk showed his world class performance and won by split decision.
Usyk dedicates victory to Ukraine
Oleksandr Usyk has dedicated his heavyweight championship bout victory to the people of Ukraine. He also dedicated the victory to his country, the Ukrainian army, and his family. Usyk defeated British fighter Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to retain his four heavyweight titles. His victory is particularly significant, given that Ukraine has been invaded by Russia since February.
Earlier in the week, Usyk’s win over Joshua earned praise from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as did the former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who has indicated that he could reconsider his retirement plans if he is given the opportunity. The WBC champion, who was hampered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, was put under a tremendous amount of pressure throughout the fight, landing significant punches at key moments.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Oleksandr Usyk was among the first to stand up to the Russian forces and defend his country’s capital. He later put on his boxing gloves again and returned to the ring, beating Joshua for the second time in 12 rounds.
While Joshua dominated the fight for much of the first three rounds, Usyk fought back in the second half with lightning combinations. He also landed a right-left hook combination in the eighth round. As the bell rang, Usyk pulled the Ukrainian flag up over his face. The victory extended Usyk’s record to 20 undefeated fights and handed Joshua his third defeat in as many years.
The heavyweight championship bout is a much-needed fight for both Usyk and Fury. Regardless of who wins, the outcome could help define the heavyweight division. And if Usyk and Fury are able to win, it could be a huge victory for Ukraine.
Fury wants to fight Usyk in 2022
The two heavyweight champs are currently undefeated. In August, Usyk successfully defended his heavyweight belts against Anthony Joshua. After the Joshua victory, Usyk immediately sought a fight with Fury. Usyk’s next scheduled fight is against Derek Chisora in December. Co-promoter Bob Arum recently said that Fury has held talks with the Ukrainian’s camp. Usyk has long wanted a title unification fight.
While the heavyweight division is flooded with heavyweight contenders, Tyson Fury is the one who wants to fight Usyk in the near future. The WBC and WBO titles are a tie and a fight between the two would be the biggest fight in decades. And if Tyson Fury wins, he could become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
A Fury-Usyk bout at Wembley Stadium would be a huge event for boxing fans. It would be the first undisputed heavyweight championship bout in 20 years. Usyk is eager to fight, but has expressed disappointment over Fury’s inability to negotiate.
Oleksandr Usyk’s manager, Egis Klimas, says Usyk is ready for a fight with Tyson Fury. He has said that he will announce the fight with the heavyweight champion in the near future.
Fury wants to fight Usyk in 2022 if the two have the opportunity to fight for the heavyweight title. Although the two have not met in person, he said that he would be willing to accept PS500 million to make the fight happen. The fight could help bring clarity to the heavyweight division.
Although Usyk wants a fight with Fury, he’s not “p****d off” to lose to the British superstar. The fight would be a great one for both sides. The fight would also be one of the most lucrative bouts for both sides.
While the matchup would not affect Joshua’s undisputed heavyweight title, it would make for an interesting matchup, especially in England. But Joshua is unlikely to accept the offer this year, as he was not at the best of health after his defeat to Usyk. Moreover, Joshua has three losses on his resume and is likely to need some time to recuperate. Still, Fury’s offer to fight Usyk could bring in a lot of dollars and eyes.