After the five rounds ended, the two hugged it out and shared a mutual respect for each other
The fight was a rematch of their December 2019 bout when Usman took home the victory with a fifth-round TKO.
Prior to Saturday’s bout, Usman admitted that he may be nearing retirement during a press conference after being asked about a potential fight with Khamzat Chimaev. The veteran fighter is 34 years old.
“As far as me [fighting him], you know I’m in a point in life to where I understand how much this takes from you,” Usman said. “I’ve been nine weeks now away from my daughter, and FaceTime does help, but it doesn’t do it justice, as far as being there each and every day. So obviously I don’t know how much longer I’m willing to do this. They have to make sense for me now. If he’s able to get there, then we’ll talk about it at that point.