Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed that British heavyweight Anthony Joshua was hospitalized after a fight with Ukrainian Alexander Usik. Reported by The Metro.
The promoter said that the 31-year-old Briton went to the hospital. The athlete has a suspicion of an orbital fracture. He also drew attention to the fact that the final rounds of the confrontation with the Mustache Joshua had a swollen eye.
On the night of September 26, Usyk defeated Joshua in London and won four belts of the world heavyweight champion. The fight lasted all 12 rounds. The judges gave the Ukrainian victory by unanimous decision. After the fight, Usik allowed a rematch. The Ukrainian noted that he is counting on a fight in Kiev.
The tendril turned out to be eight kilograms lighter than the opponent at the weigh-in before the fight. For the Ukrainian, the fight was the third in the heavyweight division.
Joshua and Usyk won gold medals at the London 2012 Games. Then the athletes performed in different weight categories.