Blogger Artem Tarasov on Sunday, September 26, commented on the victory of Alexander Usik over Anthony Joshua.
“I said earlier in an interview that Usyk might surprise, which he did today. The tendril is very strongly motivated. And people who train with him and communicate said that this is not the Usyk that we all know. He showed who is the boss in the house, ”REN TV quotes Tarasov as saying.
Earlier that day, Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk confidently defeated British opponent Anthony Joshua in the main boxing match of the season at Tottenham Hotspur Arena in London by unanimous decision of the judges, holding the leader for all 12 rounds. In total, the heavyweight champion has 19 victories, 13 of which – by knockout. Now Usyk is the holder of the WBA, WBO and IBF titles.
Boxer Khariton Agrba commented on Usyk’s victory, stressing that “boxing IQ”, speed, technique, self-confidence and constant work on oneself are very important in a fight.
Former WBA heavyweight boxing champion Nikolai Valuev said that although the majority hoped for a draw at the most, “everyone was rooting, of course, for Alexander Usik.”
Mixed martial arts fighter Andrei Semenov said at the end that he “hadn’t seen such boxing for a long time” and that he was delighted with Alexander. He stressed that Usyk was well prepared both physically, which was perfectly visible, and “on the mental level.”