Ukrainian champion Oleksandr Usyk defeated Briton Anthony Joshua by points in the round of 16 while retaining his WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. -112) In the ring of the Superdome in Jeddah, Usyk also imposed himself in the first match between the two, who stole the title from London rivals a year ago.
"I devote this victory to my country!" 💙💛
Oleksandr Usyk's emotional post-fight interview after a 'historic' victory 👊 pic.twitter.com/ekXXN4DjtW
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The Ukrainian Olympian at the 2012 London Olympics wore shorts in the colours of his country in the ring tonight and joined Joshua in a Ukrainian hoisted the flag. After the verdict that he was the underdog again, the Brit took the microphone and reminded those in attendance (some of whom had paid $ 5100 for a front row ticket) to remember the Ukrainian drama and ask them to give Usyk a round of applause. . Boxing “.
“My world is Jesus Christ. Peace. This victory is for everyone in my country,” said an excited Usik. – and for all the troops guarding right now … that. “In March of that time, he too had enlisted in the territorial militia shortly after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.” God knows what I’ll do now, “he said. concluded Usk.
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