Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk is ‘all agreed’ despite delay in securing location

Eddie Hearn says Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk is ‘all agreed’ despite delay in securing location

April 19, 2022


“It’s 100 per cent Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk, the rematch.

“We’re finalising the location at the moment, his team are in London this week, so we’re gonna sit down with them,” Hearn added, confirming a suggestion by Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk that he and Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas will be ringside for Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.

Oleksandr Usyk (right) defeated Anthony Joshua last September (Nick Potts/PA)

“I think in two weeks time we’ll finalise the date. It will be July, and hopefully AJ can become a three-time heavyweight world champion.”

Saudi Arabia is the front-runner to host the fight, although Hearn had mentioned his desire to see the match-up take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once again.

He admitted last week, however, that staging the fight in the UK would be “very difficult”.

“If contracts and site fees that have been offered come to fruition, it would make going to the UK very difficult for us to get Usyk to do, quite frankly,” Hearn told the Mirror.

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“We can see it from their point of view: ‘Why would I bother going back to England for half the money?’

“We can’t take a site that pays significantly less to Usyk. We want to go to London, it would be a big advantage for AJ to take this fight back to London, but if a site fee generates double the money, there’s no way Usyk will allow us to go to London.”

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