Twitter reacted to the highly anticipated rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua on August 20.
Back on September 25, 2021, Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua via unanimous decision to win the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Championships. Almost a year later, Usyk had a chance to prove himself against Joshua again as a title defense would give him a perfect 20-0 boxing record. Meanwhile, Joshua wanted to reclaim the very championships he won back from Andy Ruiz Jr. in late 2019.
On Saturday, August 20, it was Usyk who was victorious again, defeating Joshua via split decision to retain his heavyweight titles. The judges rated the fight 115-113 and 116-112 for Usyk, while a single judge named it 115-113 for Joshua.
Twitter reacts to Usyk vs. Joshua II
Take a look at some of the reactions on Twitter from Usyk defending his titles against Joshua.
Joshua made things interesting in the later rounds, with the ninth round being his most aggressive and putting Usyk in danger. Still, Usyk dominated Rounds 10-12 and claimed his 20th win of the season.
For those who were wondering how surgical Usyk was in the later rounds, Jomboy Media’s Dan Canobbio points this out that the champion landed 79 shots in rounds 10-12. Joshua could only land 29 in that span.
With his titles successfully defended, it remains to be seen who Usyk’s next challenger will be. As for Joshua, where does he go from here? We should receive these answers in the near future.
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