Okorodudu backs Joshua to bounce back against Usyk


Former boxer Jerry Okorodudu has backed British-born Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, to bounce back after his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk by unanimous decision at the Tottenham Stadium in London on Saturday.

Joshua was outclassed for most of the fight as he lost his IBF, WBA and WBO world champion belts to the Ukrainian after the fight.

However, Joshua is expected to invoke a clause, giving him a rematch.

Speaking with Sports Extra former Nigerian boxer, Okorodudu said he believed that the former champion can bounce back and defeat Usyk in a rematch.

“Things like this must happen in sports, it’s only natural for boxers to lose fights but I have that firm belief that he would bounce back, win back his belts.

“This was what happened against Andy Ruiz in 2019 when he lost his belt to the Mexican-American, but he got it back.

“Wherever the rematch bout would take place means nothing, all that matters is that Joshua would go underground, train harder and collect his titles back again.” 

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