Here’s everything you need to know about Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2.
Anthony Joshua is now not far from his long-awaited rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
The Brit had to wait almost a year to get revenge after being beaten on points by the Ukrainian last September.
This is the second time Joshua has been forced into a rematch to regain his belts after suffering a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz in 2019.
The 32-year-old scored against Ruiz on the second try in Saudi Arabia and will return to Asia again for this month’s fight.
Losses to Usyk and Ruiz marked Joshua’s first of his professional boxing career, having previously had 22 consecutive wins in the ring.
Meanwhile, Usyk was a two-weight world champion last year and is yet to suffer a career defeat – with Joshua hoping he can be the first to break past the southpaws.
Here’s everything we know about Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2…
When is Joshua vs Usyk 2?
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will face each other again in the ring on Saturday August 20, 2022 – eleven months after their previous fight.
The boxing match will be held at King Abdullah Sports City Hall in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
When is Joshua vs Usyk 2?
Saudi Arabia is two hours ahead of Britain, meaning fans won’t have to stay up until the early hours to watch the fight.
The undercard is scheduled to start at 3pm UK time, while Matchroom has confirmed that the estimated start time of the Main Event is pretty much exactly 10:54pm UK – past midnight in Jeddah.
When is the weigh-in?
The weigh-in is scheduled to take place in Jeddah on Friday 19 August, the day before the fight.
Exact time and streaming details are yet to be confirmed.
At last year’s weigh-in, Joshua was 19lbs heavier than Usyk, while there’s a possibility the Brit could be the heavier of the two for this weekend’s fight.
Former world champion Amir Khan told Seconds Out that Usyk claims he’s gained 30 pounds since his last fight against Joshua.
How to watch Joshua vs Usyk 2 on TV
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland this weekend, while elsewhere it will be broadcast on DAZN.
To watch the fight via Sky Sports Box Office, fans will need to spend a total of £26.95 if watching from the UK.
You can also live stream the fight via the Sky Sports Box Office app and website while there will be replays on Sunday 21 August at 8am and 3pm.
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