LONDON (AP) Anthony Joshua admitted he is "definitely desperate" to become world heavyweight champion again when he faces Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 20.
Usyk will be defending the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he claimed from Joshua in beating the British fighter at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September. Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) was outclassed by his Ukrainian rival, who defied disadvantages in height, reach and weight to win in London by unanimous decision.
"What happened then is in the past, I don't really live in the past, I'm just present," the 32-year-old Joshua said at a news conference in London on Wednesday. "I'll be looking to be competing round-by-round and if I follow my As, Bs and Cs, it should lead me to KO."