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Anthony Joshua has lost his rematch against Ukrainian boxer, Oleksandr Usyk by a split decision.
Usyk beat the Nigeria-born British boxer to retain his heavyweight titles after two out of the three judges scored him above Joshua — 115-113 and 116-112.
Joshua was defeated by Usyk in front of thousands of fans that watched the fight at King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the late hours of Saturday.
Joshua was hoping to reclaim the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles which he lost to Usyk in September 2021.
The bout lasted up to 12 rounds before the judges decided the winner.
After the announcement of the winner, Joshua threw two of his title belts over the side of the ropes before walking out of the ring.
The boxer later reentered the ring, took the microphone, and expressed his emotions.
He said, “If you knew my story, you would understand the passion.
“I ain’t no amateur boxer from five-years-old that was an elite prospect from youth. I was going to jail, I got bail and I started training my a*** off, I wanted to be able to fight.”
The defeat marks Joshua’s third career defeat after initially losing to Ruiz and Usyk.