Oleksandr Usyk outboxes Anthony Joshua to points win, new world heavyweight champion

Oleksandr Usyk punches as Anthony Joshua ducks during the Heavyweight Title Fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur...

Spoiler role played perfectly. Former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk produced a boxing masterclass, with fantastic movement and a series of stinging left-hands – almost stopping Anthony Joshua on his feet in the twelfth round before ultimately winning the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles: 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 on the three judges scorecards.
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Boxing round-up: Benn’s new deal, Usyk confident, Parker-Chisora 2 booked

Conor Benn celebrates victory as Adrian Granados reacts after the WBA Continental Welterweight Title fight between Conor Benn and Adrian Granados at...

Fresh from his ten-round decision win over Adrian Granados, unbeaten welterweight Conor Benn (19-0, 12 KOs) has agreed a new multi-fight deal with Matchroom Boxing. Elsewhere, there’s praise for Oleksandr Usyk ahead of his heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua next weekend while Joseph Parker vs. Dereck Chisora II has been confirmed for December 19. Continue reading

Joshua-Usyk title fight date set for Sept. 25, but don’t overlook the Ukrainian

Joshua and King

After the September 25 date for Anthony Joshua’s latest title defence was announced earlier today, he’ll defend his heavyweight belts against an unbeaten Ukrainian and fellow Olympic gold medallist in former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (#1 WBO). AJ will be favoured to win on home soil again, but it’s not difficult to imagine Usyk silencing critics in two months’ time.
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Whyte eager for in-ring return, while Povetkin not ready yet as retirement looms large

Photos: Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin - Show Off Moves at Open Workout - Boxing News

After seeing domestic rival Anthony Joshua retain his world titles with a R9 KO victory against Kubrat Pulev inside Wembley Arena last weekend, Dillian Whyte (27-2, 18 KOs) is in no mood to wait much longer for a proposed rematch against WBC interim heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (36-2-1, 25 KOs), four months after a surprise fifth-round knockout defeat. Continue reading

Joe Joyce beats Daniel Dubois via R10 stoppage, claiming five heavyweight titles

Joe Joyce defeats Daniel Dubois: Result, video, report, Dubois quits, boxing news, heavyweight KO beast takes a knee | Fox Sports

Joe Joyce (12-0) silenced his critics to end Daniel Dubois’ 15-0 unbeaten record with an abrupt tenth-round knockout victory at Church House in Westminster, winning five heavyweight titles – including the WBC Silver and vacant European strap –  before calling out #1 ranked WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk (18-0) for a rematch that has been seven years in the making. Continue reading

Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora, becomes new WBO inter-continental HW champion

Oleksandr Usyk outpoints Derek Chisora for unanimous decision victory in London - CBSSports.com

Oleksandr Usyk outpointed Derek Chisora to inflict the 37-year-old’s tenth professional career defeat in an entertaining main event matchup overnight, winning the WBO intercontinental heavyweight title on a night where Sky’s positive spin did little to help the British-based fighter against a far superior technical boxer who took his best punches and showcased his engine too. Continue reading