Eddie hearn revealed the date he has planned for the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua by the belts of the WBA, FIB and OMB.
“I think March is a realistic date, March or close to March,” he said. Hearn to IFL TV. “It is a gigantic fight and there will be many people who want to organize it, but I would love to do it again in the United Kingdom“.
AJ lost his belts on September 25 when he fell to the Ukrainian, in the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, before a little more than 65,000 spectators, in an environment that liked Hearn.
A clause for rematch was included in the fight contract, so AJ will seek to do the same as it did before Andy Ruiz and get the belts back as soon as possible.
“In the team of Usyk are happy to take revenge, “said the president of Matchroom. “They will make a ton of money and they really believe they will win the fight. For AJ there can be no other in mind. He has seen everything that has been said about him ”.
Although some people asked that Joshua stand aside to see the clash between Tyson fury and Oleksandr Usyk, Hearn He stated that there is no way that the rematch is not done immediately.
“They have told him to step aside, but not in a million years,” he said. “He is in good shape and while he is like this and focused on his mission, he only has in mind Usyk“.
Joshua’s trip to America
Eddie hearn stated that the trip of Anthony Joshua and his visit to The United States does not have to do with a change of coach for the rematch with Usyk.
“Obviously he went to see Canelo and Eddy reynoso, Also to Ronnie shields“, said. “It goes more on the side that I wanted to learn a little. Maybe he needed a new energy or a new environment to train. You want to be in a safe position to win.
Hearn also confirmed that AJ he has not separated from his coach Rob McCracken and it was simply to observe aspects that could make him improve in his fight.
“It has not separated from Rob McCrackenHe has not yet decided if he is going to change coach ”, he pointed out. “I think he’s just trying to prepare and learn certain things that will help him improve his boxing. He is there preparing every day for the rematch. He knows that he has to win the fight yes or yes ”.