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Anthony Joshua Falls Again, As Oleksandr Usyk Wins

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Sunday Aug 21, 2022

Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk has retained his world heavyweight titles after winning a rematch with Anthony Joshua.

In a tight and fierce contest, which took place at the indoor arena, King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Usyk won the rematch on points with a split decision after 12 rounds.

There was a moment of drama as the scores were read out, with Joshua awarded a 115-113 decision by the first judge.

However, Usyk Was awarded it 115-113 and 116-112 by the other two judges, which meant that the Ukrainian retained his titles, which he won last year in the first encounter with Joshua.

Anthony Joshua had in last year September, lost by unanimous 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 decision to the Ukrainian, losing his WBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles.

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