Boxing world reacts to Oleksandr Usyk upset of Anthony Joshua: ‘He dominated him’



Oleksandr Usyk scored a historic upset over Anthony Joshua on Saturday, not solely wresting his WBA (tremendous), IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles away from him, but in addition turning into solely the third boxer in historical past to turn out to be the undisputed cruiserweight champion after which go on to win a heavyweight title.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) boxed circles across the former champ (24-2, 22 KOs), successful a unanimous resolution victory over the Brit on his house turf in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The judges’ playing cards learn 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, all in favor of the fighter from Ukraine.

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Though Usyk confronted a major measurement drawback in opposition to Joshua, he managed to throw a number of combos in opposition to him whereas avoiding his opponent’s highly effective punches to safe the victory. So overwhelming was the upset that many observers, together with a number of world-class boxers, may solely reply in astonishment at what they’d seen.

Roy Jones Jr., who referred to as the struggle, put it this manner: “Usyk did not beat (Joshua). He dominated him”

Under are a number of the finest reactions to Usyk’s unimaginable upset of Joshua:

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