Anthony Joshua Vs. Oleksandr Usyk Results, Highlights: Callum Smith Wins By Devastating KO, Lawrence Okolie Retains Title With TKO
Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to face former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on DAZN.
Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) has rised through the ranks and currently owns the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles. He is coming off a ninth-round TKO over Kubrat Pulev in December.
Usyk (18-0, 13 KOs) of Shypyntsi, Ukraine, unified all four cruiserweight world titles. He moved up to heavyweight in 2019, scoring victories over Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora.
“He’s a fighter, he knows how to fight,” Usyk’s manager said before the showdown.
He added that Usyk will get his “Muhammad Ali” moment.
Joshua, a boxing ace, is a major favorite in the fight. But if Usyk pulls the upset, Joshua said he’ll face the Ukrainian again in a rematch.
Lawrence Okolie (17-0, 14 KOs) did not hesitate to send Dilan Prasovic (15-1, 12 KOs) to the floor. Prasovic went down in the second round, but the more brutal TKO came in the third with a hard body shot to the ribs. Okolie defense his WBO title.
— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) September 25, 2021
Campbell Hatton (4-0, 0 KOs), son of Ricky Hatton, got his fourth professional win over Sonny Martinez (2-5, 0 KOs) on a referee-judged points decision. The referee handed it to the 20-year-old 58-57. Towards the end of the six-round bout, Martinez thought he won the bout, putting his hands in the air. Hatton said in his post-fight interview that he felt he could’ve done more.
Campbell Hatton appears to be beaten in his fourth pro fight by 2-4 late-replacement opponent Sonni Martinez, but gets the win by 58-57 six-round referee points decision. Woeful scoring.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 25, 2021
Callum Smith (28-1, 20 KOs), of Liverpool, sent Dominican boxer Lenin Castillo (21-4-1, 16 KOs) to the mat with a devastating second-round knockout. Castillo laid flat on his back, shaking, and was carried out on a stretcher. Reports say he is responsive in a local hospital.
Callum Smith put the light heavyweight division on notice with a huge knockout in his 175-pound debut. #JoshuaUsyk
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) September 25, 2021
Florian Marku (9-0-1, 6 KOs) added another a split decision win to his belt in his hometown against Italy-based Maxim Prodan (19-1-1, 15 KOs). It was an aggressive battle between the two boxers — each changing tempo in the ring — but judges favored Marku 97-93, 96-94 and the other judge went 99-91 for Prodan.
Christopher Ousley (12-0, 9 KOs) extended his win streak with a 10-round majority decision victory over Khasan Baysangurov (21-2, 11 KOs). Ousley moves closer to a world middleweight title contention.