Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua by split decision in today’s rematch from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, but it wasn’t a fight that should have been a split at all.
Usyk (20-0, 13 KO) retained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles on two scores of 115-113 and 116-112 in his favor, while the third judge had the fight for Joshua (24-3, 22 KO) on a score of 115-113.
Bad Left Hook scored the fight 116-112 in Usyk’s favor.
It was a fight where Joshua did show some real improvement, but he was just second-best to Usyk once again, which there is no shame in, because Usyk is an all-time great boxer, Hall of Fame-bound for his achievements both amateur and pro.
We’ll have much more on the fight coming shortly, so stay tuned to the front page at badlefthook.com for more on Usyk vs Joshua 2. For now, some highlights.