Usyk stuns Joshua with first loss at home by UD

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Heavyweight fighter Oleksandr Usyk pulled an upset on Saturday night in London, England. The stunning upset has changed the heavyweight picture.

Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The cards were 117-112, 116-112, and 115-115.

Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua faceoff after making weight (Photo by Anthony Joshua/Instagram)

Joshua was considered the next challenger to fight the winner of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. The two men will do battle for the third time at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 9th.

At one point this summer, Fury’s camp thought that he was going to fight Joshua. However, Wilder’s camp went to court to delay that potential fight.

The arbitration judge ruled that the third fight between Fury and Wilder must take place first. Each fighter has a win going into their trilogy fight.

With the win, Usyk is the new WBA, IBF, and WBO Heavyweight Champion. He is likely going to challenge the winner of Fury-Wilder next.

Usyk remained undefeated at 19-0. The Shypyntsi, Ukraine native — who now calls Oxnard, California home — has won back-to-back fights by unanimous decision.

He defeated Dereck Chisora by UD on Halloween 2020.

Joshua was once the most feared man in the division. However, he has dropped two of his last four fights.

In June 2019, he was defeated by Andy Ruiz in a shocking upset at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Joshua regained the championship when he defeated Ruiz in their second fight in Saudi Arabia in December 2019.

The Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom fighter has to group. This was the 31-year-old’s first loss in his home country.

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