Oleksandr Usyk confirmed him It was the most active Saturday night in the world as the heavyweight boxer overcame a tough ninth-round bout with Anthony Joshua to culminate in his second straight victory over the Briton in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Usyk once again showed his skill, beating Joshua in most rounds, even with one judge – the American Glenn Feldman – Scored the game in Joshua’s favor somehow. In the end, justice was served and Usyk achieved a decisive victory for himself and the entire Ukrainian nation.
However, the fight was somehow lost to Joshua after the former champion threw the two world champions out of the ring and stormed out. He was eventually persuaded to return, grabbing the microphone before Usyk had a chance to speak and initiating a bizarre, several-minute-long rant – actions he then admitted were unnecessary.
I’ll be the first to admit that I let myself down. My actions are out of pure passion and emotion, and it’s not good if it’s not controlled.
I love this sport very much and I will get better from this point on.
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) August 21, 2022
“I let myself down,” Joshua wrote on Twitter.
“You are A collective act, champions,” he said. “I had to mentally take myself to a dark place yesterday to fight for the title! I fought two fights, one with Usyk and one with my emotions and both beat me .
The loss was Joshua’s third in his last five games, but he also said afterwards that he wanted to be back by the end of the year.