Idris Elba, Mo Farah, Mason Mount and other Prem stars watch on in shock as Oleksandr Usyk BEATS Anthony Joshua

THE stars came out in force to support Anthony Joshua as he took on Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

But Idris Elba, Mo Farahmm Mason Mount and Co watched on in shock as the Ukrainian shocked hometown hero AJ to win heavyweight gold.

Hollywood A-lister Idris Elba supported his pal Anthony Joshua

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Hollywood A-lister Idris Elba supported his pal Anthony JoshuaCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
Mason Mount poses with presenter Josh Denzel

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Mason Mount poses with presenter Josh DenzelCredit: ©Eddie Keogh Matchroom Boxing
Declan Rice takes a phone call in the stands

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Declan Rice takes a phone call in the standsCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
But Oleksandr Usyk shocked AJ to win heavyweight gold

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But Oleksandr Usyk shocked AJ to win heavyweight goldCredit: Getty

The eagerly anticipated heavyweight fight between the two proved to be a big draw for the showbiz world.

Celebrities from the world of acting to Premier League footballers, all were in tow to cheer AJ on.

But AJ could not get the job done as he lost a unanimous defeat to the brilliant Usyk.

Hollywood A-lister Idris Elba looked stylish in a sweatshirt and beanie hat as he awaited his pal’s bout.

Arsenal fan Mo Farah put his footballing allegiances aside by stepping into his team’s rival’s home to watch the match.

The Premier League was represented by two Three Lions heroes from the Euros.


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Chelsea star Mason Mount looked the part in a floral jacket, as he posed with presenter Josh Denzel.

While West Ham star Declan Rice was pictured in his seat talking on his mobile phone.

Boxing stars Josh Buatsi and Frazer Clarke were also in attendance to see proceedings.

However, all the famous faces would’ve been disappointed with the fight result in what was a disappointing night for Joshua.

Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion was out-boxed by the cunning Ukrainian southpaw Usyk – losing a unanimous and indisputable decision.

Joshua ended the fight pinned to the ropes by a flurry of punches – and that late flourish came after Usyk had already built up an unassailable lead on the judges’ scorecards.

Mo Farah put aside his Arsenal allegiance to visit the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

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Mo Farah put aside his Arsenal allegiance to visit the Tottenham Hotspur StadiumCredit: ©Eddie Keogh Matchroom Boxing
Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke poses for the camera

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Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke poses for the cameraCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
Boxing star Josh Buatsi was also in attendance

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Boxing star Josh Buatsi was also in attendanceCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

After his stunning knock-ouy defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr in New York in 2019, this defeat – Joshua’s first on home soil – felt nowhere near as freakish.

Usyk was the superior craftsman and thoroughly deserved his victory.

There is likely to be a rematch next year, but for now Usyk will enjoy his moment and return to the Ukraine to see his family.

Joshua will lick his wounds and ponder what could’ve been, for now.

Joshua is now at a crossroads but could exercise his right for a rematch

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Joshua is now at a crossroads but could exercise his right for a rematchCredit: Reuters
Fans flock to see Anthony Joshua defend his titles against Usyk

 

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