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How Boxing pros reacted to Usyk’s classy win over Joshua

BREAKING: Usyk defeats Joshua to become heavyweight champion

Oleksandr Usyk’s win over Anthony Joshua brought out a ton of discussion and reactions.

Usyk scored a clear win over Anthony Joshua on Saturday in London, taking the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles and putting himself in the elite tier of the sport today, and in some ways, an elite all-time tier, to boot.

Usyk (19-0, 13 KO) was just too skilled, too clever, and too flat-out good for Joshua (24-2, 22 KO), who didn’t necessarily fight poorly, but just couldn’t stay on Usyk’s level for long enough to even have an argument to win, let alone actually get his hand raised.

It was a true big fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, too, with just under 70,000 in the venue rooting Joshua on, only to be quieted pretty quickly and for the majority of the fight — which is also not to say they didn’t appreciate the class performance they saw from one of the current greats in this sport.

The boxing world had its eyes on the fight, as well, and many of them had something to say in the immediate aftermath:

Usyk won the fight going away !

— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward)
Boxing 101 – Usyk! #JoshuaUsyk

— Lennox Lewis, CBE, CM (@LennoxLewis)
Congratulations @usykaa keep your head up @anthonyjoshua

— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya)
Usykk gets stronger as the fight goes on. AJ should not have wasted the first 5 rounds with Pity Pat jabs and not breaking him down.

— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields)
Called it and they called me a hater.

— Michael Hunter ll (@MichaelHunterII)
USYK is a BAD motherf*cker! Goes into the opponents hometown and takes their heart!!!! #JoshuaUsyk

— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_)
I’m feel I am very feel

— Jason Quigley (@jay_quigley)
Fair play AJ taking that fight he could sat and waited for Fury but risked it and came up short against an unbelievable fighter, too much voices in his corner as well IMO. #AJUsyk

— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11)
Bizzare tactics from AJ. Usyk becomes a superstar! Post fight reaction #JoshuaUsyk

— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton)
Usyk take a bow! Wow unbelievable performance and that last round showed what he’s all about he didn’t even need to do that wow! Gutted for Joshua take your hat of to him fighting the best and not side stepping him! #AJUsyk

— Charlie Edwards (@CEdwardsBoxing)
Usyk did it! @DAZNBoxing

— Gabriel Rosado (@KingGabRosado)

He’s done fighter Usyk, I’ve gotta give him massive respect even though gutted for Joshua

— Anthony Fowler

— Cecilia Brækhus (@1LadyCecili
Absolute master class.. what a man @usykaa is

Take a bow @usykaa what a class performance

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— Joe Gallagher (@JoeG)
Usyk can reign at heavyweight for a long time wow.

— Frank Buglioni (@FrankBuglioni)
I know that @anthonyjoshua will be back. Congratulations to Usyk on that performance. #usykjoshua @SkySportsBoxing

— Richard Riakporhe (@R_Riakporhe)
Usyk 8-4
Hell of a heavyweight prize fight. #JoshuaUsyk #boxing @DAZNBoxing

— caleb truax (@GoldenCalebT)
All I can say is WOWOWWWWOW

— Isaac Chamberlain (@IChamberlain_)
Uysk is very very special

— Nathan Gorman (@GormanBoxing)
And the new… and a consensus top three pound for pound star in #boxing … OR ELSE!!!!!! #JoshuaUsyk

— Lou DiBella (@loudibella)
9-3 Oleksander Usyk… has to be! Unbelievable performance from Usyk! #JoshuaUsyk

— Jamie Conlan (@JamieConlan11)
Usyk just became a HOF. Respect

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7-5 Usyk. Dobra walka

— Grzegorz Proksa (@GProxa)

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