REMATCH ON THE CARDS
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”.