Oleksandr Usyk proved just quite good he is going against the most decorated heavyweight champion right now in the form of Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian boxer came aggressively against a formidable AJ and kept the British boxer guessing with his quick head movement, and footwork.
The 67,000 fans who came down to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch the hugely awaited boxing showdown between AJ and Oleksandr Usyk were left stunned after the Ukrainian boxer left Joshua on wobbly feet in the third round with a vicious left hand.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 25, 2021
Anthony Joshua was able to survive the onslaught and came out unscathed, managing to keep his composure. While Usyk did not earn a takedown for the vicious left, it left AJ on wobbly feet. Needless to say, it brought fans of Anthony Joshua on their feet, watching in shock as Usyk dominated the first three rounds against home country’s favorite.
However, Anthony Joshua bounced back in the sixth round, hurting Usyk with brutal right hands. However, it was Usyk once again who hurt Joshua in the seventh round, sending him spiraling back to the ring. Once again, AJ was able to survive the onslaught. Be that as it may, Usyk once again showing how dangerous he is even in the heavyweight division after conquering the cruiserweight division.
When Andy Ruiz earned a knockdown against Anthony Joshua
Andy Ruiz Jr. is the only boxer to earn a stoppage win over Anthony Joshua. Stepping in on short notice to fight the British heavyweight, Andy Ruiz Jr. stopped Joshua in the seventh round of their championship bout back in June of 2019.
Be that as it may, Joshua bounced back stronger, beating Andy Ruiz Jr. in the rematch in December of 2019. Since the loss, AJ has defended his heavyweight gold twice.
Anthony Joshua beat Kubrat Pulev the following win over Andy Ruiz Jr., stopping the Bulgarian boxer in the seventh round to defend the heavyweight gold.