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Usyk Wants Joshua Rematch In Ukraine

Oleksandr Usyk has said he would love to have a rematch with Anthony Joshua in his country Ukraine.

Usyk on Saturday beat Joshua to become the new WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO title holder.

Joshua is, though, expected to invoke a clause giving him a rematch and Usyk was asked after the fight where he would want the return bout to take place.

“I would love to have the rematch at Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev,” he replied.

However, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn believes the match will take place in the United Kingdom.

“We will work together to maximise (the income), Ukraine is very unlikely,” said Hearn. “I think it will be international or the UK, I would think it would be in the UK.

It’s going to be really difficult because Usyk’s confidence will be sky high, but when you get to the level of Anthony Joshua, as we saw after the Ruiz defeat, there’s no 10-round comeback fights and warm-ups.

“It’s straight back into the fire and he will want to go straight back into that rematch. He will be an underdog in the rematch this time after that tonight, but that’s what he does.”

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