Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will likely take place in March, reveals Eddie Hearn
Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk is likely to take place in March, Eddie Hearn reveals with the UK as the favorite to host the fight … while confirming that AJ HAS NOT parted ways with coach Rob McCracken
- Eddie Hearn says March is realistic date for Joshua vs Usyk rematch
- Joshua picked up his second career loss against the Ukrainian last month
- Britain could host the fight once again after rumors suggested it could be in Ukraine.
- Hearn also confirmed that Joshua has not parted ways with coach Rob McCracken.
Eddie Hearn has revealed that the Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk rematch is ‘realistic’ for March 2022 and that the UK could host the fight again.
Joshua regained his second career loss against the dangerous Ukrainian last month and thus handed over the unified WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles, having held them since beating Andy Ruiz in December 2019. .
The 32-year-old quickly activated the rematch clause and could get revenge in March 2022 with promoter Hearn revealing that the UK is leading the race to host the rematch.
Anthony Joshua picked up his second career loss against Oleksandr Usyk last month
Usyk upset the Tottenham Hotspur stadium with a dominant performance
Rumors suggested that the rematch could take place in Usyk’s home country of Ukraine, but Hearn wants him to return to the UK again.
He said iFL TV: “I think March is realistic, yes March, around March.”
When asked if the UK is the favorite to host it again: Hearn replied: ‘I think so, I would like to do it in the UK.
As I say, we have had approaches, offers, it is a great fight and there will be many people wanting to organize it.
“But I would like to do it in the UK.”
Hearn also confirmed that Joshua has not parted ways with coach Rob McCracken despite being seen at gyms in America.
Eddie Hearn says he would like the UK to host the Joshua vs. Usyk rematch
Hearn also confirmed that Joshua has not parted ways with coach Rob McCracken (left).
McCracken, who guided the Briton to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, has come under pressure from fans around the world after Joshua’s poor performance at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Joshua was photographed with prolific coach Robert Garcia, sparking rumors of a division, but Hearn confirmed that is not the case so far.
He said: ‘He (Joshua) went to see various gyms, wrestlers and trainers. He has not parted ways with Rob McCracken, he has not decided that he will join another coach, he is just trying to learn. There is absolutely no mindset or definitive answer. ”