Anthony Joshua triggers rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after shedding belts

Oleksandr Usyk (centre) shocked Anthony Joshua on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final month

Anthony Joshua’s rematch towards heavyweight rival Oleksandr Usyk might happen in March, his promoter Eddie Hearn says.

Hearn confirmed on Saturday night time that Joshua had triggered his rematch clause towards the Ukrainian.

Usyk shocked Britain’s Joshua final month, successful by unanimous resolution to take the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts.

“He [Joshua] has obtained his head again within the sport,” Hearn stated.

“He’s coaching now and in the present day we formally triggered the rematch for the Oleksandr Usyk struggle which we’ll see early subsequent spring.

“We’re in search of him to change into a three-time heavyweight world champion. I feel realistically March is while you’re more likely to see the rematch.”

Usyk has beforehand stated he desires the rematch to happen on the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv.

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