Oleksandr Usyk can currently enjoy the fact that the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion belts are in his possession. But, like most boxers who dethrone a more famous and popular champion, he will have to confirm those belts with another victory.
Joshua protected himself with a rematch clause that he activated immediately after last month’s defeat. Although Usyk expressed a desire to defend the title at home in Ukraine, he received an express answer that this is not a realistic option at the moment.
The main organizer of everything is still Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, and he will make sure that his boxer gets the best possible conditions and as many predispositions to win the rematch. "I think it's realistic to look at the date in March or around March.
It's a big fight that many will want to bring home and organize, but I would do this one more time in the UK," Hearn told the news about the match in an iFL interview.
The Ukrainian team decided to leave everything to Hearn, convinced that he will definitely do a good job, where their boxer will not be missed in anything.
"Team Usyk is happy with the rematch. They will make a lot of money, and they believe they will win again. There is no other fight for Joshua." "Although, he listened to the comments of various people. They tell him to step aside a bit, but he won't do it in a million years.
He's ready, he's healthy, strong, and focused. Usyk is the only thing on his mind, "he added. Joshua is currently in the US, where he goes through many famous boxing halls. Hearn added that this does not mean that he will leave his current team, but that he just felt the need to do such a tour.
After all, the preparations are not even planned yet. This only proves how firmly he decided to prepare in the right way, that is, to introduce something new. As for what Joshua can change, various analysts, but also boxing people, had their own thoughts.
What most everyone agrees on is that Joshua has to become an aggressive, but also a boxer who is willing to take a hit to make himself something more. He will definitely have to dedicate a certain amount of time in the preparation camp to this if he wants to win this match that will surely be just as difficult