Forward of their rematch this weekend, we have a look at one of the best wins registered by each Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua
1 Usyk UD 12 Anthony Joshua
Whereas a dominant and particular cruiserweight, the jury was out on Usyk as a heavyweight till the evening in 2021 when he entered the ring at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and proceeded to high school Anthony Joshua for 12 rounds, successful comfortably on the playing cards.
2 Joshua TKO 11 Wladimir Klitschko
Well-known for each the dimensions of the occasion and the dramatic nature of the end, Joshua didn’t get one of the best model of Klitschko in 2017, however he however made fairly the assertion towards him, rising from a knockdown in spherical six to complete the Ukrainian within the eleventh.
3 Usyk UD 12 Murat Gassiev
Within the ultimate of the World Boxing Tremendous Collection cruiserweight event, Usyk managed the heavy-handed Gassiev for each one of many 12 rounds they shared, by no means as soon as giving him an opportunity to unload.
4 Usyk MD 12 Mairis Briedis
In what was one of many highest fights of 2018, Usyk stood toe-to-toe with fellow unbeaten cruiserweight Briedis for 36 minutes, neither man giving an inch. In the long run, it was Usyk’s better selection that received him the choice.
5 Joshua UD 12 Andy Ruiz
5 months after his undefeated document was shattered by Ruiz in New York, Joshua received again in with the American in Saudi Arabia, fastidiously outpointing him over 12 rounds to finish 2019 on a excessive.
6 Joshua TKO 7 Alexander Povetkin
Povetkin, although previous his greatest, had misplaced simply as soon as in 35 fights when he met Joshua in 2018 and began the battle properly. He was in the end stopped, nevertheless, when Joshua turned the screw within the seventh spherical.
7 Usyk TKO 8 Tony Bellew
Forward of transferring to heavyweight, Usyk caught round for one final dance at cruiserweight in 2017, knocking out Bellew, additionally a belt-holder at cruiserweight, with a savage eighth-round assault.
8 Joshua UD 12 Joseph Parker
A boring however snug evening in 2018, this determination win over Parker was a gathering of unbeaten belt-holders, with Joshua coming away with the spoils in Cardiff.
9 Usyk W UD 12 Krzysztof Glowacki
By no means afraid to enter an opponent’s again yard, Usyk travelled to Poland in 2016 to dethrone WBO belt-holder Glowacki in what was solely Usyk’s tenth skilled battle.
10 Joshua TKO 7 Dillian Whyte
A rating settled early of their respective careers, this 2015 slugfest started with Whyte rocking Joshua to his boots within the second spherical, just for Joshua to quickly get well and ultimately cease Whyte within the seventh with a vicious uppercut.