Oleksandr Usyk held his three heavyweight titles with a split-choice triumph over Anthony Joshua in a rematch on Saturday in Jeddah.
Oleksandr Usyk Bests Anthony Joshua By Split Decision
One appointed authority scored the session for Joshua, 115-113, yet was overruled by counts of 115-113 and 116-112 for Usyk, who crushed Joshua briefly time.
Joshua, who entered the ring as champion when the two met in September in London, fared far superior in the bring session back.
After the choice was declared, Joshua (24-3, 20 KOs) got the receiver and asked the group to support Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) with "Hip Hip Hooray!"
Usyk, 35, kept his WBA, WBO and IBF belts with a second triumph over Joshua and is on a crash course with Tyson Fury.
The proposed Usyk-Fury matchup, one the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has looked at for December, is one of the greatest in all of boxing.
After chats with Derek Chisora slowed down, Fury switched course and demanded again that he was resigned.
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