Usyk beats Joshua to retain heavyweight titles due to split decision

Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk beat Britain’s Anthony Joshua after 12 scheduled rounds on shared points to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world heavyweight boxing belts in Jeddah on Sunday.

The fight in Saudi Arabia was a repeat of a fight in London in September which Usyk won with a unanimous decision to take the belts from Joshua.

One judge scored Sunday’s fight at King Abdullah Sports City Arena 115-113 for Joshua, with the other two ruling Usyk 115-113 and 116-112.