The Chronicle



A REMATCH between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua is possible in February or March, the promoter of the Ukrainian boxing champion confirmed days after Joshua lost his world heavyweigh­t titles to Usyk.

Usyk won by a unanimous decision, depriving Joshua of his World Boxing Associatio­n, Internatio­nal Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisati­on belts in front of a home crowd in London on Saturday.

Joshua immediatel­y voiced his readiness to face Usyk again, saying at a postfight press conference he is “110 per cent” likely to activate a rematch clause contained in the contract for the bout.

Usyk (now 19-0), who secured most of his victories outside of Ukraine, said he “would love to have the rematch at Olympiyski­y Stadium in Kiev”.

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