Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua lost all four of his titles on Saturday when he took to the ring against Ukrainian, Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua suffered his second career defeat on the night.
The 34-year-old Usyk beat Joshua through and through, defeating him in every round.
The Ukrainian triumphed on judges’ cards 117-112, 116-112, 115-113. The three judges were from Ukraine, the UK and the USA.
After the game, Joshua said on Twitter “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London I love you & thank you each and every time!”
Injury to the Eye
His handler, Eddie Hearn however said even though Joshua complained of a faulty eye, which had him taken to the hospital for check up, he still expressed his desire to have a rematch, and a chance to get his titles back.
“I spoke to AJ, and he is saying ‘I will win the rematch’, but the medical teams are looking at the eye socket,” said Hearn. “It was a devastating defeat, but congrats to Oleksandr Usyk, the better fighter won.
“I don’t think AJ boxed a great fight tonight, Usyk boxed an excellent fight. It was all the things we worried about in the fight before, the over-thinking, trying to stand and box with him, and he took too many shots early.”
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