I simply wanted to glorify Jesus Christ - Usyk defeats Joshua and becomes the new world champion

26 September, 10:07
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Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk has defeated Briton Anthony Joshua and become the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion.

At the end of the fight, the boxer said in an interview that the only thing he wanted was to glorify Jesus Christ, the media outlet "Slovo Pro Slovo" (Word about Word) reports.

On Sunday night, Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk defeated Briton Anthony Joshua and took his four championship belts. All three judges gave the victory to Oleksandr Usyk.

Immediately when Oleksandr entered the ring, he knelt down to pray, ending the fight with a prayer in front of millions of viewers.

After the fight, in an interview, Oleksandr said:

"It means a lot to me to become a heavyweight champion. I didn’t have the task of finishing off Joshua in the last round. I wanted to do it at one point, but my coaches stopped me. The only thing I wanted to do was glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, show that all this is thanks to him," said the new world champion.