Eddie Hearn, promoter of Anthony Joshua has said that they will be a rematch between his client and Ukrainian born Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua lost his unified titles to Usyk yesterday when they fought in Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium in London.
In the fight, the three judges scored the bout all in Usyk’s favour 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.
Hearn said in a press conference: ‘He will want to go back in that rematch, and he will be the underdog in that fight but he has just been beaten by a pound-for-pound great,’ promoter Hearn said.
‘Joshua lives and breathes boxing, he is already talking about training again and he will be in the gym and ready to get back in again.
‘You can criticise Anthony Joshua, but he has just fought a great and he is fighting the very best, and tonight he came off second best.
‘There is a new unified heavyweight world champion, but there is no point sulking about it and he must go back to the drawing board and rebuild.
‘We will have enough time, the fighter in AJ says he will win the rematch but I had it close before Usyk ran away with it at the end.