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Sports News of Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Eddie Hearn tips Joshua to knockout Usyk in rematch

Anthony Joshua and  Oleksandr Usyk square off against each other Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk square off against each other

Anthony Joshua's boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes the British-born Nigerian will defeat Oleksandr Usyk by way of knockout to reclaim his lost belts when the two heavyweight fighters meet for a second bout.

The Ukrainian defeated Anthony Joshua in front of a packed Wembley Stadium in September 2021 via a unanimous decision to become the holder of the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles.

However, the boxing promoter for AJ believes that his client will defeat Usyk by round six knockout to reclaim all his lost titles from the Ukrainian.

He made this known in an Instagram live video where he answered questions pertaining to the boxing industry.

“I rate Oleksandr Usyk, but I’m telling you, I believe in Anthony Joshua, and I believe he’s going to put this right in the rematch, I really do. I’m telling you now, this is my prediction, AJ KOs Usyk inside six rounds”, He said.

The rematch was set to hold in mid-July this year in Saudi Arabia but has been pushed back to allow time for more promotions.

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