Anthony Joshua falls behind Tyson Fury’s cousin to FIFTH in WBA rankings ahead of crunch rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

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Anthony Joshua falls behind Tyson Fury's cousin to FIFTH in WBA rankings ahead of crunch rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua has dropped to fifth place in the WBA rankings ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usic.

Joshua, 32, captured the unified heavyweight title at Tottenham last September with the southpaw.

Anthony Joshua slips to fifth place in WBA rankings after losing to Oleksandr Usyaki

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Anthony Joshua slips to fifth place in WBA rankings after losing to Oleksandr Usyakicredits: PA
Joshua lags behind Tyson Fury's cousin Hughie in the WBA rankings

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Joshua lags behind Tyson Fury’s cousin Hughie in the WBA rankingscredits: PA
Rookie heavyweight Daniel Dubois tops WBA heavyweight rankings

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Rookie heavyweight Daniel Dubois tops WBA heavyweight rankingscredit: getty

And the World Boxing Association did not look favorably on its former champion after the loss of his fellow London 2012 gold medalist.

The Watford warrior is now behind Hughie Fury – cousins ​​of WBC champion Tyson – Robert Helenius and Michael Hunter – in the WBA’s heavyweight pecking order.

And to make matters worse for Joshua, he’s even behind rookie British heavyweight Daniel Dubois – who tops the list.

Unified Heavyweight Champion Usyk – who currently has a WBA strap – tops the organization’s rankings.

Joshua and Usyak will renew their rivalry later this year, with SunSport understanding that their rematch is potentially slated for late March or early April.

AJ’s potential do or die fight is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.


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The loss of the former undisputed cruiserweight king has kindled a fire under British boxing’s Golden Boy, who told IFL TV: “I’m done with the f***ing defeat.

“I’ve done away with trying to learn the sweet science.

“The referee can be thrown to the floor in the next fight because it’s a battle.

“It’s just straight war, I’m angry.

“I’m even boiling speaking about it – it’s the passion to win.”

He said: “I have one thing on my mind, that’s war, that’s murder, that’s war, let’s go out there and hurt that guy.

“Take his soul to the point where he wants to give up.

Anthony Joshua ready to take revenge on Alexander Usaki

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Anthony Joshua ready to take revenge on Alexander UsakiCredits: Times Newspapers Ltd.

“That’s what boxing is about, I learned that.

“You keep hitting people up constantly, putting a certain amount of pressure on them before they know it they’ll know you’re not going anywhere, you’re here to stay.

“With the game plan, all I have in mind is to stay on one track, of course, take this guy to places he doesn’t want to go.”

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