Oleksandr Usyk’s workforce anticipate to finalise a venue and a date for the Anthony Joshua rematch inside a fortnight.
Saudi Arabia is being thought-about as a location for the second struggle between Usyk and Joshua, which is ready to be scheduled in late June.
Joshua is trying to reclaim his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles after struggling a unanimous determination loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk advised Sky Sports activities: “Throughout the subsequent two weeks we anticipate to finalise particulars.”
Joshua might be heading again to Saudi Arabia after regaining his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts in a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Diriyah in December 2019.
“This location is underneath dialogue for the time being,” Krassyuk advised Sky Sports activities final week. “Late June can also be the timing we’re contemplating now.
“Many issues will rely on how briskly we handle to ink the papers. The nice factor is that Usyk is already in Europe to begin his preparation.”
The 35-year-old had returned to his dwelling nation to assist defend in opposition to the Russian invasion, however not too long ago revealed that he supposed to press forward with the deliberate Joshua rematch.
“That is how I’ll assist my nation extra and it is higher than being in territorial defence and operating round Kyiv with a machine gun,” mentioned Usyk in a message on social media.
“Expensive pals, lots of my pals and shut ones known as me and supported me on this. Haters, I want you nicely and need you happiness, pleasure and peace. Every thing will probably be with God’s blessing. Every thing will probably be Ukraine. Wishing everybody nicely.”