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Anthony Joshua will ‘definitely’ combat once more in December, says Eddie Hearn

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has mentioned the heavyweight will ‘definitely’ combat in December, no matter how his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk performs out in August.

Joshua was outpointed by Usyk in London final September to lose the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles, which the Briton will attempt to regain from the unbeaten Ukrainian in Saudi Arabia on 20 August.

Prior to his defeat by Usyk, “AJ”’s earlier bout befell in December 2020 in opposition to Kubrat Pulev, and Hearn not too long ago mentioned Joshua is eager to combat extra usually.

When requested by iFL TV if Joshua will combat this December, Hearn mentioned: “Yes, absolutely.

“One of the problems we’ve had with AJ is of course activity. A lot of that is down to Covid, a lot of that is because he only fights twice a year.

“The one thing he wants more than anything is activity, and December will definitely be his next fight.”

Hearn additionally reiterated his perception that Joshua will sooner or later tackle compatriot Tyson Fury, who has claimed to be retired since knocking out Dillian Whyte in April however has not but relinquished the WBC heavyweight title.

“I believe actually that AJ vs Fury will happen regardless of 20 August.” Hearn mentioned.

“If and when AJ wins [against Usyk], that is the biggest fight in the history of the sport – not just of our generation.”