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    Anthony Joshua Heads to Hospital, Stays Positive after Uayk Loss

    Dethroned world boxing heavy weight champion, Anthony Joshua, is set to go to the hospital to check a suspected broken eye socket.

    Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn, made this announcement moments after he lost to Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine on Saturday in London.

    The promoter added that Joshua was devastated by the defeat but acknowledged that the Joshua camp had no reservations about the result, and the better fighter won the bout.

    Usyk dethroned Joshua in his own backyard with a stunning display to earn a unanimous points decision in front of a sell-out crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    The 34-year-old former undisputed cruiserweight world champion put on a stellar performance to silence the vast majority of the 67,000 fans who packed into the huge arena. He finished with a flurry in round 12 as he went in search of a knockout.

    Joshua stayed upright but the decision was a formality as Usyk seized the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts with the three judges scoring it 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.

    Former Olympic champion Usyk, contesting only his third professional heavyweight fight, follows in the footsteps of compatriots Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko.

    The Klitschko Brothers dominated the division for a decade from 2004 to 2015.

    He is only the third cruiserweight world champion to step up a weight and become the heavyweight world champion after Evander Holyfield and David Haye.

    For Joshua, a second career defeat was a crushing blow and scuppered hopes of a unification showdown with fellow Briton Tyson Fury, the WBC title holder.

    Joshua later took to Twitter, saying: “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London I love you and thank you each and every time!”

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