Heading in to the new year, many boxing fans were under the impression that Anthony Joshua would be fighting Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight title in the summer. In true boxing fashion, the undisputed title fight was derailed when Deontay Wilder was awarded a third fight with Tyson Fury.
Instead of waiting a round for a fight with Tyson Fury, Joshua kept himself busy by fighting mandatory title challenger Oleksandr Usyk. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned.
In late September, Usyk derailed Joshua’s hopes of fighting Tyson Fury in early 2022 by earning a unanimous decision victory. Now, Joshua is looking to get back into the ring in early 2022 for a rematch against Usyk.
According to ESPN, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is looking to put together the rematch in the spring.
“Back in the game and looking for him to become a three-time world champion,” Hearn told ESPN.
The second fight between the heavyweights will more than likely occur in Europe. However, it is unclear if the fight would take place in the U.K. or Usyk’s home of Ukraine.
Eddie Hearn says Joshua and Usyk will run it back in the Spring. pic.twitter.com/fJ71Jobr2W
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) October 9, 2021