Usyk, Anthony Joshua, Signed Rematch Contract

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports

A rematch is bound to happen in August has both fightera have signed the contract. Anthony Joshua has signed his contract to fight Oleksandr Usyk in SaudiArabia in August with a formal announcement set for next week.

Usyk, 35, beatJoshua on points last year to win the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF title but the rematch has suffered months of delays.

But Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed paperwork is now "done".

"This fight is on and you will get an official announcement early next week," Hearn told reporters.

The delays had been in part caused by Usyk'sreturn to Ukraine after the invasion of the country by Russia, however broadcast deals have also been a factor with a suggestion Joshua could move from Sky Sports to DAZN.

A date of 23 July was pencilled in for the rematch but Usyk's promoter Oleksandr Krasyuk said they have been told to preparefor 20 August .

"[AJ] understands that in a fight of this magnitude, things do take time. It's taken time but we're in a great place. He's been training throughout, so has Oleksandr Usyk," Hearn said of the delay.

"AJ is more confident than I've ever seen him going into a fight. We believe he's going to win the fight."