Anthony Joshua is in the news once again and this time around his promoter, Eddie Hearn has affirmed the fighter will hope to take on Oleksandr Usyk again in a rematch subsequent to losing his titles to the Ukrainian in London.
This comes soon after Oleksandr Usyk arose as the new heavyweight title holder in the wake of whipping Anthony Joshua in London, the United Kingdom on Saturday night, September 25.
In the battle, the three adjudicators scored the session all in support of Usyk 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.
This is what Eddie Hearn Had to say;
”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. 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 Crticise Anthony Joshua, but he has just fought a great and he is fighting the very best, and tonight he came off secod 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. But he has to make changes and impose his style to win the rematch or he will lose again.”
Meanwhile, latest report picked up from the world of boxing also has it that Lawrence Okolie,the British-Nigerian fighter signed and managed by Anthony Joshua took out Dilan Prasovic in the third round on Saturday night, September 25, to hold the WBO cruiserweight title.
Lawrence Okolie, a 28-year-old young man battled on the undercards of the bout between Oleksandr Usyk and his manager, Anthony Joshua, and squashed the Montenegrin inside three rounds in his first defence of the WBO world title.
Lawrence Okolie knocked out his opponent with a couple of right hands in the second round prior to finishing him in the third round.
Lawrence Okolie is presently undefeated in 17 matches and could be optimized to confront Mairis Briedis, the IBF champion to bring together the belts at cruiserweight division.