Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Usyk confirmed

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Anthony Joshua’s next fight will be a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, his promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

Joshua has been dethroned by Usyk during a gruelling bout at the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday night.

AJ could not cope with Usyk’s speed, movement and accuracy and the Ukrainian is now the new heavyweight champion.

The bell saved AJ from being knocked out as Usyk ultimately outclassed Joshua and had him out on his feet in the final round.

The Ukrainian boxer recorded 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 against Joshua to emerge a two-division king of the world.

Hearn told Sky sport that AJ has vowed to win the rematch which will certainly be his next fight: “I spoke to him [Joshua].

“It was a tough fight, gruelling fight, he’s not quite talking the way you’d expect him to talk at the moment.

“Devastated. Already talking about training again. They want to look at the eye socket, he says it’s fine.

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