British heavyweight, who was scared of Usyk, showed his face after 80 missed punches in a losing fight. Photo.
Interim WBO world champion Joe Joyce (15-1, 14 KOs) missed more than 80 punches from Zhilei Zhang (25-1-1, 20 KOs). This became known after the fight statistics were published.
In the London arena, the local 37-year-old fighter suffered the first defeat of his career, sensationally losing to a boxer from China.
After the defeat, photographs of the British fighter's face were published, which made it clear why the doctor advised the referee to stop the fight in the 6th round. Instead of Joyce's right eye, there was a huge bruise. There was also damage to his nose and cheekbones.
It should be noted that in his interviews, Joyce stated that he would have no problem dealing with Usyk and taking the championship belt from him.
Usyk and Joyce met in 2013 as part of the semi-professional World Series of Boxing (WSB). Then the Ukrainian boxer won.
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