ANTHONY JOSHUA does have a rematch clause in his contract to face Oleksandr Usyk once more – and plans to train it.
However the brand new heavyweight world champion insists it won’t occur anytime quickly.
AJ was shocked on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as his Ukrainian challenger secured an emphatic, complete unanimous factors win.
And as soon as the mud has settled, the Watford man should work out how and when he steps again into ring with Usyk once more.
Joshua might want to heal up – with potential injury to his eye socket.
However his promoter Eddie Hearn suggests his man is decided to try to wrestle again the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
Eddie Hearn advised Sky Sports activities Field Workplace: “I’ve spoken to AJ and it was a tricky combat. He’s devastated and already speaking about coaching once more.
“The fighter in AJ is already speaking about, ‘I am going to win the rematch.’ Usyk was the deserved winner.
“Congratulations to Oleksandr Usyk. What a fighter. He put in an incredible efficiency.
“Anthony will go once more. He has been crushed by a pound for pound nice fighter.
“We have now been right here earlier than at Madison Sq. Backyard. That was completely different and he has been crushed by the higher man on the evening.
“He should make some large modifications within the rematch to avenge that defeat.
“He’ll need to go straight again into that rematch.”
Hearn added: “The hazard was at all times to overthink it by attempting to be technical, when you do not use your attributes and you do not make your mark early sufficient within the combat.
“Usyk could be very match and has nice ft. He threw loads of punches and it was all of the stuff you fear about in opposition to a fighter like Usyk.
“He was in all probability bit extra aggressive than anticipated and he was actually good. He goes down in historical past and there are not any complaints from AJ.”
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However even when he does comply with go once more, Joshua might want to organize it with Usyk who desires to spend time together with his household after the historic victory.
I am not excited about the rematch
The Ukraine hero mentioned: “This implies so much to me.
“I have been working so exhausting since January. It took me some half a yr.
“I miss my youngsters. I need to go dwelling. I am not excited about the rematch.
“You did not see the perfect Usyk. I will be a lot better.
“The combat went precisely the best way I anticipated it to go.
“There was occasions when Anthony pushed me exhausting however nothing particular.
“I had no goal to knock him out. My nook pushed me not to do this.
“My coach mentioned no and to stay to my job.”