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Boxing world reacts to Oleksandr Usyk’s upset with Anthony Joshua: ‘he overpowered it’



Oleksandr Usyk scored a historic upset over Anthony Joshua on Saturday, not only snatching his WBA (super), IBF and WBO heavyweight titles from him, but also becoming the third boxer in history to become the undisputed champion of cruiserweight and then continue. to win a heavyweight title.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) circled the former champion (24-2, 22 KOs), earning a unanimous decision win over the Briton on his own home turf at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The judges’ cards read 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, all in favor of the Ukrainian fighter.

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Although Usyk faced a significant size disadvantage against Joshua, he managed to throw various combinations against him while avoiding his opponent’s powerful blows to secure victory. So overwhelming was the discomfort that many observers, including several world-class boxers, could only respond in amazement at what they had seen.

Roy Jones Jr., who called the fight, put it this way: “Usyk didn’t beat (Joshua). He dominated him.”

Below are some of the best reactions to Joshua of Usyk’s incredible upset:

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