In pictures: Anthony Joshua beaten again by Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua lost a split decision in Jeddah.

By Press Association Published: 20 August 2022 - 11.51pm

Anthony Joshua fell to an agonising split decision defeat against Oleksandr Usyk in their heavyweight rematch in Saudi Arabia.

Usyk edged a thrilling contest 113-115, 115-113, 116-112 at the King Abdullah Sports Centre Arena to retain the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the fight in pictures.

Anthony Joshua makes his way to the ring in Jeddah (Nick Potts/PA)
Oleksandr Usyk arrives (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn during the British national anthem (Nick Potts/PA)
Oleksandr Usyk and Alexander Krassyuk sing the Ukrainian anthem (Nick Potts/PA)
The build-up gives way to a cagey opening round (Nick Potts/PA)
By the end of the third it was already a more competitive fight than their first meeting (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk felt Joshua caught him with a low blow (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk started to get into his rhythm (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua was struggling to land a big hit (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua enjoyed a strong ninth round (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk responded well (Nick Potts/PA)
The fight went the distance (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk took victory on a split decision (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk celebrates his success (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua and Usyk exchange words (Nick Potts/PA)
Joshua briefly walks off with the belts (Nick Potts/PA)
Usyk celebrates – and then says he wants a fight with Tyson Fury (Nick Potts/PA)
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