EDDIE HEARN is confident Anthony Joshua will regain his heavyweight world titles in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
The Brit, 32, lost his belts to Usyk in a thrilling encounter at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September.
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But Joshua and Hearn have since activated a rematch clause, with AJ set to fight Usyk early next year.
Hearn told Sky Sports: “AJ is already in camp physically and mentally for the Usyk rematch, and it’s all he has thought about since the night of the first fight.
“I have a meeting planned with [Usyk’s promoter] Alex Krassyuk to start working on proposed venues for the spring rematch.
“It’s a huge fight and we believe AJ can become a three-time world heavyweight champion.”
Krassyuk hopes to have a location for the next fight agreed before the end of 2021.
He told Sky Sports: “We have three options under consideration: the UK, Ukraine and the Middle East.
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“Hopefully by the end of 2021, we will be in the position to take the final decision.”
Tyson Fury, meanwhile, had hoped to organise an undisputed fight with the Ukrainian.
But he missed the WBC’s window to set up a bout and now the organisation could order him to fight mandatory Dillian Whyte in an all British showdown.