Oleksandr Usyk receives hero welcome arriving again in Ukraine ⋆ Boxing Information 24

By Allan Fox: Oleksandr Usyk was given a hero’s welcome in arriving again in Ukraine on Monday following his upset of IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua final Saturday night time in London, England.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) pulled off an amazing victory in defeating the extremely revered champion Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in entrance of 70,000 of his trustworthy followers on the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.

Joshua was damage within the twelfth spherical when Usyk opened up with a salvo of blistering quick photographs within the ultimate seconds of the competition.

On the post-fight press convention, Usyk mentioned his coach had advised him to only field and never go for the knockout. However had Usyk finished so, there’s an excellent probability he would have stopped the drained and damage Joshua within the eleventh or twelfth spherical.

Joshua was preventing with an injured proper eye, which was nearly completely closed.

As of now, there’s a rematch clause within the contract, however it’s unknown if Joshua and his promoters at Matchroom Boxing will train it. Joshua mentioned he would possibly select to face the winner of the subsequent month’s Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder combat.

AJ says he would take the combat and not using a title as a challenger to the winner of that combat.

Will Joshua dump the rematch with Usyk?

“Off of that efficiency, I don’t know the place he goes from right here?” mentioned Frank Warren to iFL TV on Anthony Joshua after his loss to Usyk.

“There was no satan in him. He wasn’t letting his photographs go, and I feel he’s develop into a little bit bit. I feel generally, he [Joshua] doesn’t throw the massive photographs now like he used to.

“That was his huge factor. That’s what he did. Towards, Klitschko, he went on the ground and obtained up and got here again to combat. Klitschko let him off the hook, however he got here again firing. however he’s [Joshua] not finished that.

“Even when he had the rematch with Ruiz, within the fourth spherical, Ruiz caught him with a very good left hook, and he [Joshua] backed off for the remainder of the combat, he fought him off the again foot.

“I feel that superior aura of his punch energy has disappeared. It actually didn’t trouble Usyk, and with out that, I can’t see how he beats Usyk [in the rematch].

“If there’s a rematch, Usyk will fancy it much more. He [Usyk] mentioned his directions had been to field and never attempt to go for the knockout.

If he [Usyk] had gone for the knockout, I feel he would have gotten it as a result of he wobbled him [Joshua], didn’t he? He wobbled him early on within the combat and did the identical within the final spherical.

“AJ, what’s he going to do? Is he going to retire or take the rematch or is he going to dump the rematch and become involved in a giant.

“There’s an important home state of affairs right here in the meanwhile with Tyson [Fury], Joe [Joyce], and with Daniel Dubois,” mentioned Warren.


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