Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will share the ring again this month, as the heavyweights go head to head with the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles on the line in Saudi Arabia.
The pair’s rematch comes 11 months after their initial clash, which saw Usyk comprehensively outpoint Joshua in the Briton’s own backyard, taking the belts from “AJ” at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Now Joshua, 32, will seek to regain the titles for the second time in his career as he faces the unbeaten Ukrainian in Jeddah. In 2019, Joshua lost the belts to Andy Ruiz Jr. at New York City’s Madison Square Garden with a stoppage defeat, before avenging that result with a decision win against the Mexican-American in Saudi Arabia at the end of that year.
Can Joshua replicate that feat by handing Usyk, 35, the first loss of the southpaw’s professional career?
Here’s all you need to know ahead of the seismic rematch.
When is it?
Usyk vs Joshua 2 will take place at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia on Saturday 20 August.
Ring walks for the main-event contest are expected to take place at around 10.30pm BST (2.30pm PT, 4.30pm CT, 5.30pm ET).
How can I watch it?
Sky Sports Box Office will be the only place to watch the fight in the UK and Ireland.
The pay-per-view event will cost £26.95 in the UK and €31.95 in Ireland.
How much will the fighters earn?
Per the MirrorJoshua earned £15million for his first fight with Usyk, who made £5m from that bout.
It is as yet unclear how much each fighter will receive for his part in the rematch, although both men are likely to earn more than they did last time.
Joshua recently signed a £100m deal with DAZN, although the streaming service does not have the rights to air the Briton’s rematch with Usyk.
Usyk – 4/9
Draw – 16/1
Joshua – 13/8
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