Following his loss in London, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will rematch.
On Saturday night, Anthony Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
On Saturday night, Anthony Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, losing his WBA, WBO, and IBF belts. Usyk controlled the Briton throughout the fight and won by a wide margin in the capital.
A rematch has already been discussed, with both fighters reportedly having a second fight written into their contracts.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has now indicated that the rematch will take place in February or March next year, according to talkSPORT.
Despite Usyk’s wish to fight Joshua on home turf in Ukraine, the fight is expected to take place in the United Kingdom once more.
On Saturday night, Joshua struggled to show his control over Usyk, and he was on the back foot the entire time.
The 31-year-old was outclassed right on and received a gash beneath his right eye in the first round.
Joshua, who had a considerable physical edge over his opponent, made a brief comeback at the midway point of the fight but appeared to be lacking in inspiration in the second half.
Usyk’s technical ability was on display throughout the fight, and his remarkable movement and intellect proved to be too much for Joshua.
And the judges declared the Ukrainian the winner, scoring the bout 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in his favor.
In the aftermath of the bout, Hearn told Sky Sports, “It’s going to be incredibly difficult because Usyk’s confidence will be sky high.”
“However, when you get to Anthony Joshua’s level, as we witnessed after the Ruiz loss, there are no 10-round comeback bouts or warm-ups.”
“It’s back into the fire, and he’ll want to go back into that rematch right away.” After that, he’ll be the underdog in the rematch tonight – but that’s what he does.” Joshua’s loss on Saturday was his second of his career. Andy Ruiz Jr defeated the Watford-born fighter in June 2019.
On that occasion, a rematch was planned, and Joshua went on to win the rematch six months later.
The Briton may have made amends after his initial setback, but if they meet again, he will find it much more difficult to defeat Usyk.
Usyk is a far more disciplined and skilled fighter than Ruiz Jr, and he will almost certainly win. “Brinkwire News Summary.”