Oleksandr Usyk’s workforce has resumed plans for a rematch with Anthony Joshua which is ready to be scheduled this summer time.
The Ukrainian star returned to his dwelling nation to assist defend in opposition to the Russian invasion, however Usyk is now anticipated to proceed his profession later this yr.
Joshua has activated a clause for a rematch with Usyk after shedding his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in a unanimous choice loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium final September.
However makes an attempt to finalise phrases had been placed on maintain, with Usyk heading again to Ukraine to assist his compatriots, and the two-weight world champion was pictured holding an assault rifle with the Kyiv Territorial Protection.
Otto Wallin, Luis Ortiz and Britain’s Joe Joyce had been on a shortlist of different opponents for Joshua, however Usyk is ready to finalise phrases for his or her second struggle earlier than discovering an appropriate location for his coaching camp.
Joshua not too long ago confirmed that he began preparations for his subsequent struggle with Angel Fernandez, who was drafted into the British star’s workforce forward of the rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019.
Richard Riakporhe says coaching alongside Joshua and dealing beneath Fernandez’s tutelage has offered him with extra motivation forward of his cruiserweight showdown with Deion Jumah on Saturday, Sky Sports activities stories.