Frank Warren, Promoter of WBC Heavyweight Champion believes that Anthony Joshua shouldn’t be quick about going into a direct rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and that it will be a big mistake to walk into a rematch without making changed to his game.
Oleksandr Usyk, an underdog and physical disadvantaged in both height reach and size, walked into the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, rocked and out outboxed Joshua over 12 rounds, carting away with the IBF, IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Titles.
Joshua has made clear, he will be activating the Rematch Clause on their contract and a date tentative for the first quarter of 2022 is in Play. However, Warren believes it’s a bad idea.
“He shouldn’t go anywhere near Usyk — he will never beat him. In terms of fighting Tyson Fury, it can happen. Joshua losing has taken away the belts and he is damaged goods now. But people would still buy into that fight. It can happen in the UK,” Warren told The Daily Mail.
Tyson Fury will be facing a problem of his own in Deontay Wilder, whom he meets for the Third time on October 9th. Fury convincingly defeated Deontay Wilder in their second meeting back in February 22nd in 2020 to become the new WBC heavyweight champion.
Fury was forced to make the first defence of the belt against Deontay Wilder by a Judge. Who presided over their case at the Court Of Arbitration. That soiled plans of a potential all British Unification fight and now Joshua is without a belt.
Joshua plans on going into the gym and carryout some changes to his game. He counts the loss a lesson band will be looking to build positively on the loss.
“I’m a different kind of animal. This is a blessed opportunity to be able to fight for the heavyweight title of the world, fight good fighters time and time again, and for people to come out and watch,” Joshua said.
“When I was walking back through the tunnel after the fight, I just said to myself, “I’m ready to get back to the gym, I’m ready to just put that work in”. I know we can look at it from a negative point of view but, for me, I’ve got to take it as a great lesson and build on that situation.”
Anthony Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night