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Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua report
Who won Usyk vs Joshua II?
Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua by split decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 20th August 2022 at Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah.
The scorecards were announced as 115-113, 116-112, 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 undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, with the IBF, WBA, WBO & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Callum Smith was victorious over Mathieu Bauderlique for the WBA World Light Heavyweight championship, Filip Hrgovic beat Zhilei Zhang, Badou Jack defeated Richard Rivera, Andrew Tabiti was victorious over James Wilson and Ben Whittaker beat Petar Nosic.
Usyk vs Joshua II stats
Oleksandr Usyk stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 19 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anthony Joshua made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joshua had a large advantage in power over Usyk, boosting at 92% knock out percentage over Usyk's 68%.
Oleksandr Usyk was the older man by 3 years, at 36 years old.
Joshua had a height advantage of 3 inches over Usyk. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Oleksandr Usyk fought out of the southpaw stance, while Anthony Joshua was an orthodox fighter.
Usyk's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Joshua's, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 1 month later than Joshua, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 20 more professional rounds, 168 to Joshua's 148.
Anthony Joshua was ranked number 4 by the WBO and 4 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Usyk vs Joshua II form
Usyk remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Anthony Joshua on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Derek Chisora on 31st October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Chazz Witherspoon on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Wintrust Arena, Illinois, United States.
Before that, 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.
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.
Joshua had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had lost to 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Joshua had been fighting more than Oleksandr Usyk.
Going to this contest, Oleksandr Usyk had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 8 days ago, while Anthony Joshua's last outing had been 7 months and 13 days ago.
Usyk's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 8 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Usyk vs Joshua II start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM UTC at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Usyk vs Joshua II?
The DAZN show is expected to begin at 12:00 PM EST / 9:00 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 Usyk vs Joshua II?
Oleksandr Usyk was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Anthony Joshua made his way into the ring at 2/1 (+200) with oddsmakers.
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