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Digest: Usyk unanimously wins heavyweight title

Digest: Usyk unanimously wins heavyweight title

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Dominant Usyk ends Joshua's 2nd reign as heavyweight champ

Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine is congratulated after his unanimous decision victory over Anthony Joshua of Britain in their WBA (Super), WBO and IBF boxing title bout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Usyk unanimously wins heavyweight title

In just his third fight since stepping up from the cruiserweight boxing division, Oleksandr Usyk delivered a clinic in movement and fast punching to claim a unanimous points win over Anthony Joshua in front of 66,267 stunned fans inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday to win the world heavyweight crown. Usyk became the third man, after Evander Holyfield and David Haye, to win world titles at cruiserweight then heavyweight.

The judges scored the fight 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Usyk. Dominated by a smaller, lighter opponent, Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF titles for a second time — more than two years after a defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. in New York that he immediately avenged in Saudi Arabia. (AP)

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