Oleksandr Usyk is happy with the possibility of having an immediate rematch with Anthony Joshua, according to his manager.
Alex Krassyuk, promoter of Usyk, revealed the happiness that generated to his managed the chance to meet again with Joshua after having beaten him with a masterful display of boxing in the first.
“The rematch was stipulated in our contract,” he explained. Krassyuk in interview for Social Boxing. “When we discuss it, Oleksandr he was not upset. On the contrary, he was delighted. Said, ‘Great I’ll beat Anthony twice'”.
Krassyuk is aware that Anthony Joshua and his team have already activated the rematch clause that was stipulated in the contract.
“As I understood it, he (Joshua) has already activated the rematch clause “, reported Krassyuk. “” It was already a decision made. I think it will happen (the rematch). Only extraordinary circumstances would change it, but for now, it will definitely happen. “
The manager also informed that in the contract there is a maximum term to carry out the rematch before the clause expires.
“There is a deadline (for the rematch). It’s something like February or March of next year, “he said. Krassyuk. “We have a rematch (with AJ), and as soon as it is successful, we will seek the undisputed heavyweight championship ”.
What would happen in a rematch between Usyk and Joshua?
The handler of Oleksandr Usyk think that revenge with Joshua it may be a more difficult fight than the first.
“I wait for a AJ better in the rematch because he has to change a lot, “he explained Krassyuk. “If you try to learn to box in the next five or six months, and you try to box again at Usyk, it would be a real disaster. Its advantage is the size and the punch. If you can’t take advantage of that, you won’t be successful.
The Ukrainian’s manager analyzed the fight and the things that did not go well for Joshua over the ring.
“AJ He was attached to the plan, but his plan was not the best, ”he said. Krassyuk. “He wanted to box with Usyk, which I think is an impossible assignment, not even for AJ nor for any other heavy in the world right now. Usyk it did not allow him to do what he wanted to do. Joshua threw more jabi than Usyk, so he was only looking for the distance to place his hard right hand, something he usually does ”.
Krassyuk ignores Bob Arum’s proposal
Alex Krassyuk He also referred to the possibility of a fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson fury, at the request of the very Bob Arum. The American promoter suggested that Joshua give up his rematch option to let the Ukrainian fight with Tyson Fury.
“This is the first time I’ve heard of it,” he said. Krassyuk about the idea of Arum. “For now, we are preparing for the rematch. The thing is, I don’t see Fury beating Wilder. This is not a prediction, it is a hunch. I feel that Wilder will knock out Fury“.