The holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) talked about the most difficult moments in the second fight with Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs).
“Joshua was physically ready, but I think here he emphasized landing one heavy punch. At the end of the ninth round he had good combinations, I really missed and floated there. But he was better prepared for this match.
Joshua added some physicality. He was collected, his hands were collected, he reacted less to deception. Joshua was better prepared.
I can’t say what happened in the eighth and ninth rounds – a blow or constant pressure. The eighth was a little bit of a rest, and at the end of the ninth I missed a shot, then it was a long streak. I endured, moved away, prayed – and that’s it,” said Usyk.
On August 20, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua by split decision and retained his belts.