Ogun Born World Boxing Champion, Anthony Joshua To Visit Hospital After Being Defeated

Date: 26-09-2021 11:20 am (3 weeks ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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Anthony Joshua, fresh from being dethroned as world boxing heavyweight champions, said he is staying positive despite the crushing defeat.

In a post on Facebook early today, he said: “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you!

“London I love you & thank you each and every time!”


He is now set to go to hospital to check a suspected broken eye socket.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, who announced this moments after the loss to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine on Saturday in London, also said that his fighter was “devastated” by the defeat.

He however acknowledged that the Joshua camp had no reservations about the result, and the better fighter won the bout.

“Congratulations to Oleksandr Usyk. What a fighter. He put in a great performance and the better man won,” Hearn said.

“I had it reasonably close in the eighth and then Usyk ran away with it.”

Usyk dethroned Joshua in his own backyard with a stunning display to earn a unanimous points decision in front of a sell-out crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The 34-year-old former undisputed cruiserweight world champion put on a masterclass to silence the vast majority of the 67,000 fans who packed into the huge arena.

Usyk, giving away height, weight and reach to the champion, proved too elusive for Joshua throughout an enthralling contest and landed the much cleaner shots.

He finished with a flurry in round 12 as he went in search of a knockout.

Joshua stayed upright but the decision was a formality as Usyk seized the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts with the three judges scoring it 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.

Former Olympic champion Usyk, contesting only his third professional heavyweight fight, follows in the footsteps of compatriots Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

The Klitschko Brothers dominated the division for a decade from 2004 to 2015.

He is only the third cruiserweight world champion to step up a weight and become the heavyweight world champion after Evander Holyfield and David Haye.

For Joshua, a second career defeat was a crushing blow and scuppered hopes of a unification showdown with fellow Briton Tyson Fury, the WBC title holder.

Fury takes on American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Oct. 9.

Even the most diehard Joshua fans had to concede their man had been schooled by a skilful craftsman who rarely looked ruffled even when sustaining a cut above his eye late on.

Joshua gave the crowd little to cheer and ran out of ideas against his southpaw opponent who was ahead throughout.

A sensational atmosphere greeted the fighters as they made the long walk to the ring, with the crowd in full cry and fireworks blasting into the sky.

But from the first bell, Joshua appeared unsure whether to try to overpower his opponent or outbox him — failing miserably at both.

A nervous hush descended on the stadium in the opening rounds as Usyk’s threat became all too apparent.

Constantly on the move, he rocked Joshua in the third with a powerful left hand.

Usyk retained control in the following rounds as Joshua failed to unleash his supposed superior power and the Londoner was in big trouble again in the seventh round as he was sent staggering backwards by a big left hook.

A nick appeared above Usyk’s eye in the 10th round but Joshua’s face was showing signs of battle damage.

Joshua needed a knockout to retain his belts but it was Usyk who came closest with a ferocious attack at the end of the 12th which left the Briton reeling.

Even before the official result was announced, some Joshua fans were heading for the exits while Usyk’s followers were just getting the party started.

Joshua later took to Twitter, saying: “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London I love you and thank you each and every time!”

Posted: at 26-09-2021 11:20 AM (3 weeks ago) | Hero
- starzx at 26-09-2021 12:01 PM (3 weeks ago)
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YOU WORSHIPPED NIGERIA THTS WHY YOU FAILED. WIT ALL THIS ATTROCITIES IN THT COUNTRY YOU SHOULD HV ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO BE FAIR THAN PRETENDING ALL IS WELL IN A  FAILED STATE. SO YOU SHOULD HV CONDEMNED SO INJUSTICE, THE PEOPLES PRAYER FOR YOU WOULD HV WORKED THAN THT OF HYPOCRITES IN POWER. THTS WHY YOU FAILED, YOU DIDN'T SORO SOKE! YOU LIED AND THIS IS THE REPACAUTION.
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- abrahamejiro at 26-09-2021 12:37 PM (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: starzx on 26-09-2021 12:01 PM
YOU WORSHIPPED NIGERIA THTS WHY YOU FAILED. WIT ALL THIS ATTROCITIES IN THT COUNTRY YOU SHOULD HV ASKED THE GOVERNMENT TO BE FAIR THAN PRETENDING ALL IS WELL IN A  FAILED STATE. SO YOU SHOULD HV CONDEMNED SO INJUSTICE, THE PEOPLES PRAYER FOR YOU WOULD HV WORKED THAN THT OF HYPOCRITES IN POWER. THTS WHY YOU FAILED, YOU DIDN'T SORO SOKE! YOU LIED AND THIS IS THE REPACAUTION.


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