With last night's performance against Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk impressed all boxing fans, as well as other spectators. The undefeated Ukrainian entered the fight with a significant deficit when it comes to size and strength.
However, Usyk believed in his main attributes, which are speed, leg work and great technique. It was in this way that he came to victory against Joshua who for much of the fight failed to find an answer to the great Ukrainian.
With the victory of Usyk, Ukraine regained the world heavyweight champion, and Oleksandr Usyk joined Evander Holyfield and David Haye as the only boxers to win belts in the cruiser and heavyweight division. The 34-year-old Ukrainian after the victory against Joshua gave a brief review and analysis of the match itself.
"I've been working so hard since January preparing for this fight. It took me half a year and I haven't seen the family I miss for a long time. I want to see my family, now I want to go home and I'm not thinking about revanche at the moment," Usyk said after fight and said: "The fight looked exactly as I expected.
There were a few moments when Joshua pressed me, but nothing special. I didn't aim to knock him out because the coaches were forcing me not to do it." "At first I hit him hard and tried to knock him out, but the coaches told me to stop and just do my job.
I want to thank Jesus Christ, everything comes from him. " Finally, Usyk said: "You haven't seen the best of me. I can be a lot better."
Joshua after defeat
The defeated Anthony Joshua also spoke up, but via social media.
He shared a photo of himself on his Twitter profile and left a motivating message in the post text. "Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London I love you & thank you each and every time!
" Joshua wrote and this was the second defeat of his career after he had already lost his belts once to Mexican Ruiz. Still, Joshua should not be blamed, given that he has been at the peak of his career for many years and that he is one of the best boxers of all time.
Things like this are completely natural in any sport, and it was to be expected that he would suffer a defeat in his career (after Ruiz). Obviously, Usyk was more prepared and better, and we have no doubt that Joshua will come out stronger from this and try to regain the title.