Anthony Joshua confident of successful back belts with Oleksandr Usyk rematch looming for February 2022
Promoter Eddie Hearn is pushing for a battle in February or March with the Uk an early frontrunner irrespective of freshly-crowned champion Usyk seeking to combat in entrance of his dwelling crowd in Kiev.
Joshua was totally outboxed by his Ukrainian opponent, dropping to a unanimous points decision.
Of the rematch, he stated: “I believe that I’ll get a very good win in the subsequent fight because of what I uncovered in this struggle. I’m a speedy learner. I have bought the chance to come to be heavyweight winner of the world again. I’m holding a favourable head on my shoulders.
“I’m all set to get again to the health club and set that work in. I want to get again on the grind so I can strengthen. The gameplan is to win.”
Usyk was observed as the most important challenge of Joshua’s vocation considering that defeating Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.
And the southpaw, in only his 3rd combat considering that transferring up from cruiserweight, dictated the struggle from get started to end bar a few of rounds when Joshua seemed briefly to be shifting the momentum of the night.
Later on, the new champion stated he experienced his heart set on fighting in entrance of his household group but Hearn insisted the gives have been by now flooding in from somewhere else.
Scheduling the rematch for February or March, Hearn stated: “There’s currently been a handful of persons on about staging the rematch but I’d like to do it in the Uk all over again.”
After the battle, Joshua mentioned he had only been in a position to see out of 1 eye from the ninth spherical, with Usyk going on to dominate all 4 ultimate rounds and coming shut to a late knockout before the eventual bell.
Inspite of the decline, Joshua claimed: “I’m a distinct kind of animal. I’m not a sulker. This is a blessed prospect to be equipped to combat for the heavyweight championship of the globe. I’m not likely to be going household to cry tonight about it.
“A good 12 rounds. A terrific encounter in the ring. Then we progress from this point on. We’ll be doing it all again shortly. We’ll get it appropriate.”