Joshua loses rematch to Usyk via split decision

Oleksandr Usyk has again defeated Anthony Joshua and retained his heavyweight world titles.

The heavyweight rivals met on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, 11 months after Usyk dominated Joshua over 12 rounds in London.

Joshua was awarded a 115-113 decision by the first judge.

However, Usyk was awarded the bout 115-113 and 116-112 by the other two judges.

“I’m not a 12 round fighter, look at me, I’m a new breed of heavyweights, Mike Tyson, Sonny Liston, Jack Dempsey, ‘you don’t throw combinations like Rocky Marciano’.

“I’m 18 stone, I’m heavy, it’s hard work.

“This guy here is a phenomenal talent, we’re going to cheer for him three times,” Joshua said after the fight.