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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch comes May in UK after Eddie Hearn beats US and Middle East deals

ANTHONY JOSHUA will rematch Oleksandr Usyk in May in the UK as Eddie Hearn confirms US and Middle East deals have been dropped.

AJ ceded the unified WBA, IBF and WBO belts to Usyk in September but then exercised his right to an immediate rematch.

Anthony Joshua set to rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in May back to UK

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Anthony Joshua set to rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in May back to UKCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

With Joshua’s career likely on the rise, it has sparked mass plots in the must-win, with a host of suitors looking to host.

But promoter Hearn revealed AJ is set to regain home advantage and will have the full support of British fans before Usyk.

He said above 5 Live Boxing podcasts: “Obviously AJ is going up against Usyk, that’s his preferred pick. Maybe when you’ll see that fight.

“There’s the UK, the US, the Middle East – we’ve got offers around the world for that fight. I want to do it in the UK and we’ll see. ”

Joshua, 32, made his US debut in June 2019 but was stunned by bystander Andy Ruiz Jr, 32, of New York, losing in seven rounds from four knockdowns.

In a rematch six months later, the pairing went to Saudi Arabia, where AJ would regain the belt and exact revenge.

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Saudi Arabia’s money men recently negotiated for Usyk, 35, to take on Tyson Fury, 33, in a bout history of unifying four heavy belts.

But Joshua couldn’t agree a deal aside, which he should have seen pay to skip his rematch.

Now Fury is set to take on WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte, 33, with AJ rematch Usyk.

Tottenham’s 62,000-seater car was the scene of last year’s loss to Joshua and remains a contender once again.

But Wembley Stadium – where 90,000 people watched AJ beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 – is another option for Hearn.

Anthony Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in September

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Anthony Joshua was defeated by Oleksandr Usyk in SeptemberCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

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