Eddie Hearn has predicted that Anthony Joshua will knock out Oleksandr Usyk inside six rounds when they meet in their highly-anticipated rematch this summer.
Usyk defeated Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September to claim the WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles, with the second fight between the two men set to be announced imminently.
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It was expected it would take place in Saudi Arabia on July 23rd, but it may now be pushed back by two weeks. Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia in 2019 to reclaim his heavyweight titles.
Ahead of the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn has been giving his take on the battle, and he has made a bold prediction, stating that he believes that Joshua will earn the victory over Usyk during the first half of the bout.
Speaking on Instagram Live, Hearn said: "I'm telling you now, this is my prediction. AJ KO's Usyk inside six rounds. I rate Usyk, but I'm telling you, I believe in Anthony Joshua.
"I believe he'll put this right in the rematch, I really do. I have plenty of faith in Joshua, he's my boy. Don't underestimate Anthony Joshua."
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Joshua is set to team up with a new trainer ahead of the fight, after it was reported earlier this week that he would now be working with Robert Garcia.