Oleksandr Usyk Wants AJ Rematch Fight in Ukraine

Oleksandr Usyk has given a condition for a rematch with Anthony Joshua following his victory over the British Nigerian. According to the Ukrainian international, he hopes the rematch will be in his country this time. Usyk beat Joshua on Saturday night with a majority decision at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The judges gave 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in his favour. It followed an absolute masterclass in front of 65,000 hostile fans inside the north London venue. Anthony Joshua, who now has a professional record of 24-2, finished the fight slumped against the ropes and was lucky not to be knocked out by his opponent.

Oleksandr Usyk Wants Aj Rematch Fight In Ukraine

But he came out to say he will bounce back and hope for a rematch sharply. AJ also hopes of meeting his domestic rival Tyson Fury in a showdown for all of the heavyweight world titles was also left in tatters by the result, which Oleksandr Usyk won by beating AJ. Usyk is the current holder of WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.

Oleksandr Usyk Gives Condition for Rematch with AJ

Joshua is expected to invoke a clause giving him a rematch, and Usyk was asked after the fight where he would want the return bout to take place. Oleksandr Usyk said: “I would love to have the rematch at Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv.”

However, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is saying the rematch will be in the United Kingdom. The manager said: “We will work together to maximise (the income), Ukraine is very unlikely.” “I think it will be international or the UK. I would think it would be in the UK.”

Oleksandr Usyk Wants Aj Rematch Fight In Ukraine

He also said: “It’s going to be difficult because Usyk’s confidence will be sky-high, but when you get to the level of Anthony Joshua, as we saw after the Ruiz defeat, there’s no 10-round comeback fights and warm-ups.” “It’s straight back into the fire, and he will want to go straight back into that rematch. He will be an underdog in the rematch this time after that tonight, but that’s what he does.”

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