ew planet heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk insists he is not nonetheless thinking about a possible rematch with Anthony Joshua and suggests he was informed by his corner not to press for a knockout in Saturday’s a single-sided title clash.
Usyk produced a elegant effectiveness in entrance of 66,267 stunned lovers at an atmospheric Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to conclude Joshua’s second title reign, boasting the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts and pursuing Evander Holyfield and David Haye as only the third person at any time to earn planet titles at both of those cruiserweight and heavyweight.
It was a carefully deserved unanimous choice victory for the proficient southpaw, who wrecked Joshua’s hopes of lastly assembly rival Tyson Fury – who faces Deontay Wilder for the third time in Las Vegas on October 9 – in a rewarding all-British unification mega battle.
A celebratory Usyk explained later on that his gameplan on the evening labored to perfection, though extra that a knockout was hardly ever on the playing cards regardless of showing to push hard for just one in the closing stages.
“This signifies a large amount for me. The battle went the way I predicted it to go. There have been moments when Anthony pushed me really hard but it was nothing at all exclusive,” Usyk advised Sky Sports Box Business office.
“I had no aim to knock him out for the reason that my corner pushed me not to do that. In the commencing, I attempted to hit him challenging, but then I caught to my occupation.
“The only issue I preferred to do with this fight is to give praise to Jesus Christ.”
Usyk will virtually undoubtedly experience Joshua yet again in his subsequent combat, with the deposed champion possessing a rematch clause that promoter Eddie Hearn verified that he was currently chatting about performing exercises.
On the other hand, the Ukrainian is not contemplating about a 2nd bout just but as he celebrates a momentous achievement and prepares to be reunited with his loved ones.
“I have been functioning so really hard due to the fact January in planning for this combat, it took me half a 12 months and I did not see my family members for so extended,” he explained.
“I missed observing them playing. I want to go residence and be happy with my family members and I am not considering about the rematch.”