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Joshua, Usyk’s rematch takes place in July

British sports promoter, Eddie Hearn has revealed that Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk Heavyweight rematch will take in July.

Hearn assured that all underlying issues relating to the rematch between the boxing champions have been settled The Trumpet gathered.

Joshua had lost the heavyweight titles in September last year and days later triggered the contractual terms that involved a rematch.

Resultantly, the discussions for a rematch started in January but were hindered with Usyk billed to take on Tyson Fury and Joshua taking on Dillian Whyte in a bout.

Following, agreements were reached with both parties, Dillian Whyte and Tyson Fury to set up Joshua and Usyk rematch.

With the development, Whyte and Fury decided to take on each other in a fight that takes place this weekend, Saturday.

According to Hearn the fight between Joshua and Usyk is sealed.

The sports promoter stressing that the fight between the duo is 100 percent concluded, divulged that the expected date for the bout will be finalised in a fortnight.

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According to talkSport, Hearn said, “The fight’s all done, it’s all agreed.

“It’s 100 per cent Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch.

“We’re finalising the location at the moment, his team is in London this week so we’re gonna sit down with them.

“I think in two weeks’ time we’ll finalise the date. It will be July,” he added.

Joshua lost the heavyweight titles to Usyk in a unanimous decision.

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