Anthony Joshua triggers rematch with Oleksandr Usyk after losing belts

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Oleksandr Usyk (centre), stunned Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last week

Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua's promoter, says that a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, heavyweight rival, could be held in March.

Hearn confirmed Saturday night that Joshua had activated his rematch clause to the Ukrainian.

Joshua in Britain was stunned by Usyk's win last month. He won unanimously the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight belts.

Hearn stated that Joshua has "recovered his head in the game".

"He is currently training and today we officially activated the rematch for Oleksandr Usyk's fight, which we will see in the spring.

"We want him to be a three-time world heavyweight champion. Realistically, March is the best month to see the rematch.

Usyk previously stated that he would like the rematch at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kyiv.