Footage has surfaced of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk backstage after last night's fight, with the British boxer telling his counterpart 'see you soon'.
The clip shows Usyk, who triumphed at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via unanimous decision, handing back Joshua's belts. Joshua can be heard chuckling as the Ukrainian brings them across before the latter taps the former on the back and gives him a thumbs up.
Oleksandr Usyk returning Anthony Joshua's belts after their fight (he will be sent new ones). AJ tells him: "See you soon."- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 25, 2021
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"See you soon," Joshua says, as Usyk departs, something that has got many excited about a potential rematch.
Usyk produced a masterful performance last night in front of a 65,000 strong crowd, with the scorecards reading 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in his favour.
Both fighters are said to be keen to enter the ring with each other again, with Joshua desperate to activate a rematch clause in his contract.
"100 per cent. 110 per cent," the 31 year old replied when asked by Sky Sports as to whether he wanted to meet Usyk once more. "I'm ready to get back to training. Because of the 12 rounds, my lungs and everything, it was a good 12-rounder, so I'll be in a good place when I get back into training to pick up where we left off."
However Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn believes that whilst the rematch will go ahead, his client must improve should he want to come out on top.
"Joshua lives and breathes boxing, he is already talking about training again and he will be in the gym and ready to get back in again.
"We will have enough time, the fighter in AJ says he will win the rematch... but he has to make changes and impose his style to win the rematch or he will lose again."
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