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Oleksandr Usyk took a hell of a shot by Anthony Joshua and just kept going

Ryan Sidle

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Oleksandr Usyk took a hell of a shot by Anthony Joshua and just kept going

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The power of shot that Oleksandr Usyk took from Anthony Joshua might be a cause of concern for Tyson Fury, if the two heavyweights do manage to arrange a fight.


Usyk added the Ring heavyweight title to his four world title belts on Saturday night, after he defeated Joshua for the second time in-a-row.

Whilst one judge somehow managed to give the fight to the British boxer, it was pretty unanimous from everyone else that the Ukrainian was the rightful winner.

Next up for the undefeated former cruiserweight world champion should be Fury, in order to decide who is the undisputed best heavyweight in the world.

Whilst most would have the British boxer as the favourite, due to his size if nothing else, there is a warning to the Gypsy King in the form of a clip from last weekend's fight.

In the 10th round, Usyk took a big right hand straight to his face but he just got on with it, going on to win the round on all three judges scorecards.

The 35-year-old will be hoping that Fury comes out of retirement, having decided to step away from the sport roughly 46 times since his win over Dillian Whyte back in April.

Just two weeks ago the undefeated heavyweight looked like he was eyeing up a return in order to fight Dereck Chisora for a third time, which probably wouldn't have been the fight most fans would have picked.

Days later the Mancunian decided that his 34-year-old birthday was a good time to once again announce that he had decided to hang up his gloves.

It was inevitable however that Usyk vs Joshua II was always going to bring the prospect of an unification fight back around, no matter who won.

Usyk with all his belts. Image: Alamy
Usyk with all his belts. Image: Alamy

In continually standard Fury fashion, the undefeated Brit has already given his would be rival an ultimatum to get the fight organised.

The WBC champion has told Usyk and his team that they have seven days to come up with the money to get everything sorted, otherwise he's staying in retirement.

As far as landing a big shot against the Ukrainian, his opponent wasn't the only one that Joshua hit in the face in Saudi Arabia.

The 2012 Olympic gold medalist essentially punched himself right in the mush with his embarrassing post fight rant, which he seemed very embarrassed by the following day, as he apologised in a press conference.

Topics: Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing, Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury

Ryan Sidle
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