In the heavyweight battle which took place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Sunday (26/9/2021), Joshua lost 112-117, 112-116, and 113-115 from Usyk. This defeat is quite painful for AJ considering he appeared in front of millions of pairs of boxing fans in England.
However, Joshua I don’t want to be in regret for too long. The reason is, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has planned a rematch against Usyk in February 2022.
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Joshua also believes he can reclaim his heavyweight championship belt after he has learned a lesson from this fight. “I’m sure I will get a good win in the next fight because of what I learned in this fight,” he was quoted as saying by Standard.
“I’m a fast learner. I got the chance to be world heavyweight champion again. I keep positive thoughts on my shoulders. I’m ready to go back to the gym and do the work. I want to get back to training so I can improve. The plan is to win .”
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Usyk seen as the toughest challenger in Joshua’s career since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. The Ukrainian, who has just started his appearance at heavyweight three times from cruiserweight, was able to dictate the fight in 12 rounds.
It can be seen from the calculation of the blow that Compubox revealed. An independent body that calculates boxing match statistics noted that Usyk managed a total of 148 punches (28 percent). While Joshua only hit 123 strokes.