Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk may agree to a rematch THIS WEEK in order to 'bashing up sparring partner'.

ANTHONY JOSHUA could agree to their rematch THIS WEEK – so they can get started sparring with some partners. They are close to a huge deal for the..

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ANTHONY JOSHUA could agree to their rematch THIS WEEK – so they can get started sparring with some partners.

They are close to a huge deal for the fight in Saudi Arabia on July 23rd.



Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua are scheduled to rematch in July

Eddie Hearn, promoter of Heavyweight Stars Eddie Hearn, wants to make a deal within the next seven days to allow them full-steam ahead in their training.

DAZN was told by Hearn: "I hope this week that we will get it done.

"July 23rd, in The Middle East, is, for certain, the frontrunner. We are still nine to ten weeks from the fight.

"It's ready for that fight to be announced, and it's ready for these boys to start sparring partners and getting prepared to compete in the unified heavyweight title."

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AJ VS USYK 2.

The latest on the fight that was put into doubt following Ukraine's war against Russia

Joshua, 32 years old, was defeated by Usyk (35 year-old) in September. Usyk was then dethroned from the unified heavyweight belts.

He has since changed his training team and promoted Angel Fernandez to assistant coach.

Fernandez also has Frazer Clarke, a former sparring partner of Team GB.

The Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist believes that AJ has learned his lessons and is ready to take revenge on Usyk.

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Clarke, 31, said to Sky Sports that he believes the loss has helped him become a better person. He has opened his eyes a little.

He's mentally stronger because of it. He knows what he should do.

"He has a team of people who are dedicated to one thing: AJ getting the results."

"You can't knock Usyk off, because he's an incredible fighter. However, I would like to believe that AJ is in a position where he can continue and win.



Anthony Joshua after sparring with Frazer.