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Oleksandr Usyk returns Anthony Joshua’s belts after winning them

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Oleksandr Usyk has returned the IBO, WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after winning them off the British boxer on Saturday night.

The Ukrainian visited Joshua in his changing room at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium shortly after the fight to give him back the belts after he had posed with them in the ring.

Usyk will be sent a new set of belts after claiming the four titles with a dominant display in north London in his second bout in the heavyweight divison.

His team director Sergey Lapin filmed Usyk returning the belts and uploaded the footage to Instagram, with Joshua heard telling Usyk “See you soon.”

Oleksandr Usyk returns Anthony Joshua's belts

Joshua was outclassed by the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion as he fell to his second defeat as a professional boxer.

Oleksandr Usyk with Anthony Joshua

Joshua’s crushing loss to Usyk leaves him without his titles for the first time since he reclaimed them by beating Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.

He is still aiming to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion in the future and reaffirmed his ‘road to undisputed’ intentions after the fight.

“The road to undisputed and all that stuff, it’s good,” explained Joshua after his loss to Usyk.

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