Oleksandr Usyk, new heavyweight champion for the WBO, WBA and FIB, He assured that what he now wants to do is return with his family to Ukraine and does not think about revenge with Anthony Joshua.
“I have worked a lot since January to prepare for this fight,” he confessed after defeating the Briton. “It took me half a year, I did not see my family, I miss my children, I want to be with them and I do not think about revenge for the moment.”
Joshua revealed in fight week that there was a rematch clause in case he lost, though, for now Usyk, he wants to rest.
The Ukrainian boxer won by unanimous decision by cards of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 to become the new monarch of the completes.
“The fight went exactly as we planned,” he replied as to whether the fight plan followed perfectly. “There were a couple of moments when Joshua pushed me hard, but nothing special.”
Usyk He made his third fight at heavy weights and he looked very fast, kept the pace throughout the fight and managed to convince the judges with the scenario against him.
On if they saw the best version of Oleksandr, replied: “You did not see the best Usyk, I can be much better ”.
Usyk didn’t want to knock out Joshua
From the first round you could see the difference in speed between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, with the Ukrainian connecting power shots.
However, the Brit managed to even the situation for half the fight, but the good physique of Usyk led him to win the fight.
He moved very well during the contest, landed many punches and although at some point Joshua put good fists, the Ukrainian managed to turn the page.
Already for the last round, with AJ losing on the cards, the Brit tried to knock out Usyk, but the latter put him in trouble.
About, Oleksandr He assured that his corner asked him not to look for the knockout and to be smart.
“I didn’t have the goal of knocking him out, because my corner told me not to,” he revealed. “At first I wanted to do it, but then my coach told me not to do it.”
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