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    Oh! Anthony Joshua defeated by Oleksandr Usyk, rushed to hospital after damaging eye socket(photos)

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    Oleksandr Usyk is the new heavyweight world champion after securing victory over Anthony Joshua in London, United Kingdom on Saturday night, September 25.

    Anthony Joshua suffers second defeat of his career as Oleksandr Usyk beat him in London to become new heavyweight champion (photos)


    The undefeated Ukrainian upset the odds that were largely in Joshua’s favour and has now taken Joshua’s IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles having conquered the the cruiserweight division.

    Anthony Joshua suffers second defeat of his career as Oleksandr Usyk beat him in London to become new heavyweight champion (photos)

    Usyk was handed the win after beating Joshua with a  tactically planned out game plan that took Joshua by surprise.

    Anthony Joshua suffers second defeat of his career as Oleksandr Usyk beat him in London to become new heavyweight champion (photos)


    The three judges scored the bout all in Usyk’s favour 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.


    It is the second defeat of Joshua’s professional career after his shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

    Anthony Joshua suffers second defeat of his career as Oleksandr Usyk beat him in London to become new heavyweight champion (photos)

    Eddie Hearn has confirmed his client, Anthony Joshua has been taken to hospital for treatment on an eye injury suffered in his title defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night, September 25 in London.

    Joshua lost to the undefeated Ukrainian Usyk after a scintillating display.

    Anthony Joshua rushed to hospital after damaging eye socket (photos)


    Usyk who is a southpaw fighter, landed headshots throughout the contest with his shots causing Joshua’s right eye to swell after the 10th round.

    By the end of the 12th round, Joshua was barely standing and had to be saved by the time bell.

    Anthony Joshua rushed to hospital after damaging eye socket (photos)

    Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn (pictured below) said his fighter may have suffered a broken eye socket.

    Anthony Joshua rushed to hospital after damaging eye socket (photos)

    ‘When he lost in New York everyone started analysing the dressing room, the ring walk,’ Hearn said.

    ‘He was fine, he was maybe a little too relaxed on the ring walk, he was shaking everyone’s hand, he was hugging a few people that is just AJ but I feel it was the wrong type of performance.

    ‘Sometimes you have to use your attributes.


    ‘[Joshua] never really got going, he will go to hospital now, I don’t know if he has broken his eye socket, it doesn’t look great.’


    Joshua now has 30 days to activate a  rematch clause which will most likely take place in Usyk’s home.

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