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Boxing News of Friday, 8 July 2022


Anthony Joshua desperate to win back titles

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Former world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, is desperate to win back the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO titles from Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua said he was not satisfied with the current status of the championship belts and he was determined to win them back from the Ukrainian.

“Someone told me:” You have a chance to become a three-time world champion, and I replied that this is not at all the place where you want to be. This is not the way I would advise young people to go. Because you want to hold the titles all the time, be the champion, and not part with them. I really want to return the titles.”

AJ was evidently tired of all the talk around the fight and can’t wait to get back in the ring against the Ukrainian.

“Too much talk for me. Less talk, more action. Just let me get in the ring and do my job. I’m not a comedian, and I’m not a speech writer. I am hungry and desperate to win back the titles,” the boxer said.

Recall that on the night of September 26, 2021, Usyk defeated Joshua in London by unanimous decision, and won the IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO heavyweight titles. Immediately after that, AJ activated the rematch option specified in the contract for the first fight.

Usyk vs. Joshua will take place on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In June, an official announcement of a rematch between the Ukrainian and the British was made.