At London, Tottenham, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, over DAZN PPV Saturday Eddie Hearn (Matchroom Boxing) presented in the Main Event IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight champion Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua of Watford, UK, and IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC World Cruiserweight champion Aleksandr Usyk, of Shypyntsi, UKR, for heavyweight titles. In the co-feature WBO World Cruiserweight champion Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie, of Hackney, London, UK, knocked out in two rounds No. 1 ranked Dilan Prasovic of Herceg Novi, Montenegro.
In the Main Event IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight champion Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua, 24-2 (22), #240, of Watford, UK, lost his IBF, WBA, WBO and WBC titles to World Cruiserweight champion southpaw Aleksandr Usyk, 19-0 (13), #221 ¼, over 12 rounds Saturday night.
In the first, third, fifth rounds it was all Usyk. He had Joshua hurt and holding on in the third round. Joshua took the sixth. In the ninth and tenth rounds Usyk drew blood from the nose of Joshua. In the twelfth and final round’s final minute Usyk had Joshua driven into the ropes and hurt up to the final bell.
Scores were 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113
In the co-feature WBO World Cruiserweight champion Lawrence “The Sauce” Okolie, 16-0 (13), #199, of Hackney, London, UK, defended against No. 1 ranked Dilan Prasovic, 15-0 (12), #200, of Herceg Novi, Montenegro, 12 rounds.
In the second round Okolie landed a right knocking out Prasovic.
Former WBA World Super Middleweight champion Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith, 28-1 (20), #175, of Liverpool, UK, stopped Lenin Castillo, 21-4-1 (16), #175, of Santo Domingo, DR, in the second round of a 10.
In the second round a right to the head had Castillo out on his feet forcing the referee to call a halt.
Welterweight Maxim Prodan, 19-1-1 (15), #146 ¾, of UKR, and Milan, Lombardia, Italy, lost by split decision to Florian ‘Albanian King’ Marku, 9-0-1 (6), #146 ½, of Albania and London, UK, over 10 rounds.
Middleweight Christopher ‘Milly’ Ousley, 13-0 (9), #160, of Chicago, IL, defeated Khasan Baysangurov, 21-2 (11), #159 ½, of Russia, and Kiev, UKR, over 10 rounds for the vacant WBA inter-continental title.
Lightweight Campbell Hatton, 4-0 (0), #136, of Hyde, Chesire, UK, defeated Sonni ‘El Uruguayo’ Martinez, 2-5 (0), #136, of Uruguay and Spain, over 6 rounds.