Anthony Joshua was dethroned in spectacular fashion as he lost his heavyweight world title in a unanimous points defeat.
He covered the distance with Ukrainian challenger Oleksandr Usik at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Usyk came well off the block before AJ enjoyed the better middle of the fight.
But the former cruiserweight ended decisively as it went to the wire with the judges’ scorecards.
Here’s how our boxing reporter Wally Downs Jr called off each round…
A dimly lit selection of AJ’s uncivilized fans sparked Ukraine’s national anthem, and the terrifyingly cynical southpaw seemed intent on punishing him for it.
He walked into the ring wearing a bizarre reflective mask, his last attempt to harass AJ outside the ropes.
The Brit icon looked ice-cold on his ring walk, singing the opening lines of his entrance music and enjoying a little dancing just before he emerged into the open air and the 60,000 crowd erupted.
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He even took a detour from his firework-and-flame dashed path to fistfight with the lucky selection of the crowd.
AJ then ran across the ring and they exchanged backhands before jabs.
Usyak’s right hand never stopped probing and spinning before AJ’s eyes.
But some stiff right hands from the Watford ace put the crowd to rest.
The two chess lovers played it safely at the start of the second before AJ scored with the left hook.
Usyk, for all his brilliance, could not quickly find a way through the high defender of the champion.
The challenger stepped on the gas for the final ten seconds, a close round that AJ probably won by grabbing the center of the ring and winning with a right hand.
A small part of Usyak’s crowd became agitated when a couple of men got down and carried Josh’s head backwards.
But when the left winger threw a backhand over AJ’s body he was bitten by a counter hook on his shaved head.
Then a straight left one fell on AJ’s jaw and he staggered and bowed and was in danger before the bell rang.
AJ had to recover quickly from that fast moving left hand.
But he seemed out of balance and almost slipped and hit the deck and needed ropes to hold him.
AJ then landed some jabs and a nice right hand, proving that he was back on the ball after a third-round scare.
AJ put a hook on Usyak’s ribs and then troubled him with a low blow which went unpunished by the referee.
The Watford ace seemed pleased with the work of his right hand, shook his opponent as if to warn him that he would keep coming.
Then he ended the verse with a good flurry that Usyak’s supreme movement could not completely escape.
A firm Usyk jab shed sweat from Joshua’s brow and into the sky.
And then Usyk’s precise three-punch combination would have impressed the judges.
But then AJ’s right arm, like an arrow, tightened Usik and he looked hurt for the first time in his 18-0 career.
The crowd relished the end of the season and felt their man was on the verge of a grand victory.
Usyk recovered well and suffered the first blow of the season.
Then some excellent counter punches took their toll and AJ was shoved backwards with a big left hand.
He stood upright but it was another worrying phase for the Englishman who was only looking good in spells.
A straight AJ got the crowd buzzing again and a looping uppercut hurt Usyak.
At the end of the round, Josh made two bolo shots to the body, he scored.
And Usyak complained that there was one less, which could have been a sign that he was starting to struggle with the power in front of him.
AJ’s engine was holding up well down the stretch.
But then he missed wildly with an uppercut that started off the floor and ended in the clouds.
AJ enjoyed moments in the middle of the verses but Usyk also connected with another straight left just before the bell.
Another tough round, tough to score.
Usyak again complained of misbehavior with AJ, this time.
A cut started dripping into Usik’s right eye and he was blinking and bleeding.
The familiar smell of a bloodied rival thrilled AJ’s nostrils and he stepped on the gas.
But Usik proved his chin at heavyweight and also managed to leave some damage around Joshua’s right cheekbone and eye.
As the round began, Usik hit a left hand just below AJ’s pope.
But he withdrew some of his own rights to take revenge.
The icon of Ukraine kept descending from the right left hand and the foam growing around AJ’s eye continued to grow.
It was nip and tuck all the way. Both men were tough and dangerous.
Little Usyk landed the left hook but only grazed Brit.
Then suddenly he stood on his feet, holding him by the ropes.
He had been landing with that left hand and AJ’s legs had deceived him.
The bright-eyed smile we had seen earlier covered his face and he was on the verge of falling.
But the bell went off and took the decision to the three ringside judges.
AJ looking defeated and retired to his corner where he sat down on his stool and gasping for air, Usyak walked over there to congratulate him on a great fight and give a hug.
Then the three judges chose a southeastern underdog to harass.
Thankfully for AJ, Michael Buffer delivered the score fast enough not to prolong the pain.
Ukraine’s Viktor Feschko of Usyk said 117-112, American Steve Weisfeld 116-112 and Englishman Howard Foster the closest at 115-113.
AJ looked sad but acknowledging, he went around the ring and tried to tell Tony Bellew that he was fine.
He slipped out of the ring, away from despair and back to the drawing board.