Anthony Joshua’s bid to regain the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles takes the Brit to Saudi Arabia this Saturday, where he will challenge the man who dethroned him last year, Oleksandr Usyk.
If Joshua can avenge this defeat, he will become a three-time world heavyweight champion, but he faces a difficult task as no fighter has beaten Usyk during the Ukrainian’s pro career.
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.
What are the records of Joshua and Usyk?
Joshua’s professional record is 24-2 with 22 of his wins coming by KO/TKO. The Brit’s two defeats have come against Andy Ruiz Jr. and Usyk. Ruiz Jr. stopped Joshua in the seventh round while Usyk defeated “AJ” by unanimous decision (117-112, 115-113, 116-112).
Meanwhile, Usyk is 19-0 unbeaten as a pro, with 13 of his wins coming via KO/TKO. Before dethroning Joshua as the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, the Ukrainian reigned as the only undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt era.
During their amateur careers, Joshua and Usyk both won Olympic gold medals.
Usyk – 4/9
Draw – 16.1
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