Eddie Hearn On Usyk-Joshua 2: “You’re Going To See That Battle In August”

Posted on 06/08/2022

By: Sean Crose

“July twenty third was clearly the proposed date,” promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned, by way of the DAZN Boxing Present in regard to the extremely anticipated rematch between Anthony Joshua and heavyweight multi-titlist Oleksandr Usyk. “We obtained to some extent the place we’re now lower than seven weeks in the past. We’ve obtained world media excursions, you realize, we’ve obtained TV rights to safe and worldwide sponsorship offers. You’re going to see that struggle in August. 13 and 20 are the 2 proposed dates.” The rematch is actually one which followers – notably European followers – are desirous to see. Hearn made it clear that an official announcement is basically proper across the figurative nook.

“We are actually signing the paperwork as we go within the final 24 hours,” he mentioned, “so you’re going to get an official announcement fairly quickly.” Hearn then went on to current some particulars surrounding the upcoming struggle. “The worldwide media tour will begin June 20 or one thing like that,” he mentioned. “The struggle is on. The struggle is occurring within the Center East, appears just about set. I’ll save the precise titles for the announcement. We’re just about there now.” After all boxing followers have good cause to not imagine something they hear till there’s ink placed on a contract. With that being mentioned, it’s apparent at this level that Usyk-Joshua 2 is sort of official.

The primary Joshua-Usyk battle, which went down in England final September, was one thing (“one thing” being the operative heard right here) of a shock. Usyk, the smaller of the 2 fighters – he had been the undisputed cruiserweight champion of the world, in spite of everything – clearly and decidedly outboxed Joshua en path to lifting the towering Englishman’s heavyweight title belts from his possession. Each fighters had been clearly proud of the prospect of preventing once more. The conflict in Usyk’s Ukrainian homeland nonetheless, led Usyk to do the patriotic factor and head dwelling to assist defend his nation. Since then, although, Usyk has felt it’s as soon as extra acceptable to have interaction within the struggle sport. He’s been making ready for the Joshua rematch for some time now.

As for Joshua, he’s clearly going to should provide you with a contemporary technique if he hopes to win his title belts again. It seems the person is conscious of this, for, because the BBC places it: “American coach Robert Garcia has been employed with Joshua anticipated to undertake a extra aggressive strategy for the rematch.”

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