Joshua Slams Belts On Ground After Loss To Usyk

Anthony Joshua stormed out of the ring angrily and threw two belts out of the ring after his latest defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk secured a second consecutive victory over Joshua to defend the unified WBO, WBA and IBF titles.

The Ukrainian triumphed on a split decision at the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, taking it 116-112 and 115-113 respectively on the cards of Ukraine’s Viktor Fesechko and Britain’s Steve Gray. Glenn Feldman of the USA scored 115-113 for Joshua.

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Joshua was visibly emotional after the split decision was announced as he picked up two of the belts and slammed them to the ground.

The Nigerian-born boxer then stormed out of the ring as his team attempted to restrain him before he was convinced to return to the ring.

He briefly spoke to Usyk before grabbing the microphone and launching an impassioned monologue about the fight in which he praised Usyk as a champion.

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