Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has stated that Oleksandr Usyk and Athony Joshua camps need to work faster if they want to stage their rematch on July 23.
Hearn has said numerous times that the rematch will take place either in London or the MIddle East, but time is running out. The British promoter hopes that a deal can be struck this week, but as of now that seems unlikely to happen.
The initial fight was held in London, but now the champion wants to fight where he makes the most money, and that is Saudi Arabia.
“July 23 in the Middle East is the frontrunner,” said Hearn to DAZN Boxing Show. We’re almost out of time for that date if we don’t get the deal done this week.
“I’m hoping we can give you two big pieces of news this week. That will be Canelo Alvarez’s next fight and Anthony Joshua’s next fight – two of the biggest stars of the sport.”
“AJ” is no stranger to fighting in the Middle East, as he defeated Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia back in 2019 in their rematch.