WBO, WBA, IBF and The Ring champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) got one of the hardest wins in his career. In Jeddah, in front of the arena of thousands of fans, the 35-year-old native of Simferopol defeated Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) in a real wheelhouse.
The duel was very difficult for the Ukrainian. The climax came in the 9th round when Joshua was able to impose his rhythm on our compatriot and almost knocked him out.
Anthony pinned Usyk to the ropes, punching Alexander through the block over and over again. Sasha was able to hold out until the gong, and already in the 10th three-minute period he answered the British in full.
To your attention the most striking photos of the battle between Usyk and Joshua: