English Boxing Manager Believes Anthony Joshua Might Still Lose in a Rematch With Usyk
English boxing manager and promoter, Frank Warren believes Anthony Joshua should not to go ahead of with his planned rematch with Oleksandr Usyk because he could lose against the Ukranian again and that may lead to bad publicity for him.
After a sore defeat and hints of a rematch, Warren opines that Usyk should face the Gypsy King instead since they both hold all the major belts following showdowns against Joshua and Deontay Wilder in the last three weeks.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Warren said;
‘He (Joshua) shouldn’t be going through with it (rematch against Usyk)
‘I think Usyk will beat him again. If there had been another 20 seconds, Usyk would have stopped AJ. He wobbled him early and nearly took him out. Next time around he will fancy knocking AJ over. I can’t see AJ winning that rematch.
‘If he knocks it on the head, it opens the door for us to do the unification (Fury vs Usyk). Let AJ get a warm-up fight. He needs a winning mentality before he goes into a rematch with Usyk.
‘Maybe he fights the winner [of Fury vs Usyk] which is still a big fight.’
Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk meanwhile insisted on Usyk plans to fight Fury once he ‘defeats AJ in the rematch’.
Usyk became the new unified heavyweight world champion after dethroning Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but this has however caused Joshua trigger a rematch clause earlier this week in an attempt to win back his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in a second bout against Usyk which is set to take place in March next year. Also, Fury defended his WBC title in Las Vegas at the weekend with an 11th-round knockout of the Bronze Bomber.