20 Aug

Usyk - Joshua 2: one of the promoters admitted who he wants to see as the winner of the rematch

American promoter Bob Arum expressed hope that the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) will defeat Briton Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in a rematch. The head of Top Rank intends to organize a fight between his ward Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 21 KOs) and our compatriot for the title of absolute world heavyweight champion.


Arum stated this in an interview with the YouTube channel Barbershop Conversations. He noted that for him Usyk is a stronger boxer than Joshua, so he wants the Ukrainian to win the fight on August 20.

“I hope Usyk wins. I have spoken to his reps and I think they will be very happy to fight Tyson Fury. And I hope to have this fight in December or early next year. I just think Usyk is more talented than Joshua: Usyk is certainly faster than him, and I would like Usyk to be a participant in the fight for the title of absolute champion, but perhaps things can go differently, "commented Arum.

Fight Usyk - Joshua 2 on Saturday, August 20, will take the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The bookmakers called the Ukrainian the favorite of the rematch. Analysts take bets on the success of the Ukrainian with a coefficient of 1.50.