Anthony Joshua's fight with Oleksandr Usyk will be delayed for a month after Ukrainian training camp opens

ANTHONY JOSHUA could have his rematch moved back to July for Oleksandr Usyk. After Usyk's departure from war-torn Ukraine for his training camp, the..

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ANTHONY JOSHUA could have his rematch moved back to July for Oleksandr Usyk.

After Usyk's departure from war-torn Ukraine for his training camp, the heavyweights appeared set to tie their return tie in June.



Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua in September

Dan Rafael said that Alexander Krassyuk and Eddie Hearn, the promoters of the event, are now targeting a July 12th date.

Although June 25 was initially discussed, Usyk only recently began preparations for the contract rematch.

Saudi Arabia is also considered a possible host, despite temperatures of up to 43C during July, which is their hottest month.

Joshua, 32, was shocked by Andy Ruiz Jr (also 32) in June 2019. Their rematch took place six months later in Saudi Arabia.

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AJ regained his heavyweight title in the outdoor Diriyah Arena, in winter temperatures of about 27C.

However, Joshua was in negotiations to fight Tyson Fury last summer. Plans to build an indoor arena were made.

If Usyk and AJ want to add another chapter in their rivalry with a Saudi sequel, the same could be expected.

Joshua lost the WBA and IBF belts to Joshua last September after he was defeated by a London 12-round masterclass.

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His chance at redemption was now in jeopardy after Usyk courageously volunteered to fight for Ukraine during Russia's invasion.

AJ considered a interim bout while Usyk fought a much bigger fight than any boxing ring.

The sensational southpaw announced his intention to fight Joshua again and fled his homeland.

Only now has Usyk confirmed that his training camp had begun, while Joshua has been in and out of the gym since the beginning of the year.



Andy Ruiz Jr beat Anthony Joshua in their Saudi Arabia rematch

Oleksandr Usyk left Ukraine to train in preparation for his rematch against Anthony Joshua