The heavyweight title rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is set for 20 August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua was lost by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September 2021 – but now AJ wants revenge.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 was originally planned to be held in May but the ongoing situation in Ukraine put that on hold. Usyk travelled back to his home country and joined the military in the defence of Ukraine after the Russian invasion which began in February. He’s ready to take the Joshua vs Usyk Rematch fight there.
When is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight
Joshua was outclassed by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September, losing his world heavyweight crowns on a hugely difficult night.
Usyk traveled back to his home country and joined the military in the defense of Ukraine after the Russian invasion which began in February.
|Main Event:||Joshua v Usyk Rematch|
|Date:||Saturday, 20 August|
|Venue:||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
Joshua vs Usyk 2 live stream on TV: channel details
Anthony Joshua’s last fight with Usyk with shown live on Sky Sports Box Office for a price of £24.95. It’s unclear which channel the rematch will take place on, but expect Matchroom’s broadcast partners DAZN to bid aggressively for the rights to the fight in the UK. DAZN costs £7.99 to subscribe to in the UK, but the streaming service are likely to add a pay-per-view arm to their model this year.
As Usyk and Joshua fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, they will also be fighting to save their careers. The winner can join what might have been a short list as boxing’s only two-division champion in history but must win by knockout or unanimous decision against AJ who has not lost since 2016 when he was knocked out by Anthony Yarded.
As both men are undefeated it is difficult to predict which way this match may go. Should one man lose there would likely be an explosion around social media with countless memes mocking them while promoting their opponent as “the best boxer on Earth!” But if that were to happen then we could see just how much TV networks value ratings -and money – because of these.
Tickets for Joshua vs Usyk Full Fight Stream
World fight fans have been waiting for over a year now to get back into their favorite arenas, and the wait is finally almost up. The plan this time around is that 60,000 people will pack in at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk for his next title defense.
There’s some good news out there today: Fans of World fighting are getting excited about going home soon! They won’t be facing any new problems with COVID-19 thanks to recent changes made by officials who were thinking ahead; instead they can look forward to watching all sorts of events unfold from inside these.
Anthony Joshua’s Fight History
Anthony Joshua has been a superstar as an amateur and a superstar in the professional boxing ranks. He’s done it all.
AJ, born on October 15, 1989 and now 31 years old, was Olympic super-heavyweight champion at London 2012 to cap a glittering amateur career, before turning pro with Hearn’s Matchroom promotional outfit.
Since then he has fought 25 times with 24 victories and just one defeat – that shocking loss to Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden in June 2019. AJ swiftly avenged that loss with an easy points win in their Saudi Arabia rematch in December 2019.
The Watford man – who stands 6ft 6ins (1.98m) tall and has a reach of 82ins (2.08m), is one of the most devastating finishers in the sport. Some 22 of his 24 victories have come inside distance, with only Joseph Parker and Ruiz in that rematch taking him the full distance.
Joshua has beaten a string of top level heavyweights en route to holding the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles – including Ruiz, Parker, Charles Martin, Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin, Kubrat Pulev, Carlos Takam, Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.
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