Sep 25 2021
Saturday

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest
@ Heavyweight
24-1-0
UD 12

Score cards

  • 112-117
  • 112-116
  • 113-115
UD 12
18-0-0

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
IBF World Heavyweight Championship
WBO World Heavyweight Championship

The tape

31
Age
34
6' 6" / 198 cm
Height
6' 3" / 190 cm
81.9" / 208 cm
Reach
78" / 198 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

KOTKOTKOUDTKO
Form
UDTKOUDMDTKO
24
Wins
18
22
By KO
13
92
KO%
72
1
Loses
0
0
Draws
0
2013
Debut
2013

Tape rankings @ Heavyweight

1
The Ring
10
-
WBA
4
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
3

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk report

Who won Joshua vs Usyk?

Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th September 2021 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.

The scorecards were announced as 112-117, 112-116, 113-115 in favor of winner Oleksandr Usyk.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.

This contest was for the unified heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Also, on the undercard Lawrence Okolie beat Dilan Prasovic for the WBO World Cruiserweight championship, Callum Smith defeated Lenin Castillo and Maxim Prodan was defeated by Florian Marku.

Joshua vs Usyk stats

Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Oleksandr Usyk made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 13 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Joshua had advantage in power over Usyk, with a 92% knock out percentage over Usyk's 72%.

Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 3 years, at 31 years old.

Joshua had a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Anthony Joshua fought out of the orthodox stance, while Oleksandr Usyk was a southpaw.

Joshua's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Usyk's, having had 7 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 month earlier than Usyk, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 124 to Usyk's 144.

Oleksandr Usyk was ranked number 4 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 201lb division.

Joshua vs Usyk form

Joshua had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Before that, he had beat Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Dereck Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Tony Bellew on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight, IBF World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Before that, he had won against Murat Gassiev on 21st July 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Cruiserweight, WBA Super World Cruiserweight, WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia.

Hehad defeated Mairis Briedis on 27th January 2018 by majority decision in their WBC World Cruiserweight and WBO World Cruiserweight championship fight at Arena Riga, Riga, Latvia.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.

Going to this contest, Anthony Joshua had last fought 9 months and 15 days ago, while Oleksandr Usyk's last outing had been 10 months and 27 days ago.

Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 8 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

What time did Joshua vs Usyk start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM BST at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Joshua vs Usyk?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 6:00 PM (BTS).

What were the odds on Joshua vs Usyk?

Anthony Joshua was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Oleksandr Usyk made his way into the ring at 9/4 (+225) with oddsmakers.

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