The pressure is on Anthony Joshua this weekend as he faces Oleksandr Usyk again in Jeddah.
Joshua was easily outplayed by the undefeated Ukrainian in London last September, losing the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles to Usyk in the process.
“AJ” will try to reclaim the belts in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, just as he did against Andy Ruiz Jr. in December 2019. In June of that year, the Briton was stopped by Ruiz Jr. in a shock result, but Joshua beat the Mexican-American on points six months later to reclaim the gold.
To do so again, he must do what no fighter in Usyk’s pro career has done: defeat the 35-year-old, who previously reigned as the sole undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt era.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the seismic rematch.
When is it?
Usyk vs. Joshua 2 takes place on Saturday 20th August at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia.
Ring walks for the main event contest are expected to occur at approximately 10:30pm BST (2:30pm PT, 4:30pm CT, 5:30pm ET).
How can I view it?
Sky Sports Box Office will be the only place to watch the fight in the UK and Ireland.
The pay-per-view event costs £26.95 in the UK and €31.95 in Ireland.
Usyk – 4/9
Draw – 16.1
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