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Anthony Joshua Vows To Beat Usyk In Heavyweight Rematch


Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk world heavyweight championship rematch has a date.

The heavyweights came face-to-face at a press conference in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ahead of their IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight title showdown on 20 August in Jeddah.

Joshua, 32, now returns to the Middle East with the same revenge mission with his eyes on becoming a three-time champion.

The undefeated Ukrainian delivered a boxing masterclass at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September to dethrone Joshua, handing him just the second defeat of his professional career.

AJ first suffered defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, 32, in 2019 but won the rematch in Saudi Arabia six months later.

He said: “The hunger is still there.

“Keep motivation high, blips happen in life but mental toughness and consistency will always prevail. We are still on the road to undisputed. 

“I am focused on the target sitting over there and, God willing, I will perform and become three-time heavyweight champion of the world.

“With Ruiz, people could see things weren’t 100 per cent but you have to be strong and thick skinned.

“When I win I keep it moving and you have to be the same in defeat. I knew I could come back. 

“Usyk bust my arse for some rounds and I have to take that defeat well, as well. I was wrong in September and he was right and I have to reverse that on August 20.

“I am going to keep things simple, there is genius in simplicity, move forward and the date will soon come.”

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