Anthony Joshua To Face Oleksandr Usyk After Andy Ruiz Defeat In Saudi Arabia

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On Saturday night, Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz Jr in their world heavyweight title rematch in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

 

The British-Nigerian boxer who suffered a shocking defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr back in June in New York City, regained his IBF, WBA and WBO titles as he defeated the Mexican-American boxer by unanimous decision.

 

For defeating Ruiz jnr, the president of the World Boxing Organisation, Francisco Varcarcel  has stated that Anthony Joshua will be defending  his WBO title.

He said this in a statement that Joshua will have to defend his WBO title against  challenger Oleksandr   Usyk within 180 days of Saturday’s win.

This simply  means that Joshua should be preparing  to defend  his WBO title before June 4th, but and If he chooses not to  to meet the Ukrainian former cruiserweight king before then, he will be face the ordeal of  relinquishing his belt, Mail Online Sport reports.