Mon. Sep 26th, 2022
ANTHONY JOSHUA will try and win back his world heavyweight crown from Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.

The British boxer lost his titles to the Ukrainian star in a shock defeat in London last September.

Anthony Joshua will take on Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch this month

Usyk beat AJ in London last September to win the world heavyweight title[/caption]

AJ finally gets his shot at a long-awaited rematch after a number of delays.

There was a hold-up in negotiations as well as the Russia-Ukraine war which Usyk fought in.

But the pair will go head-to-head again this weekend and here’s how to watch all the action.

When is Joshua vs Usyk 2?

  • Joshua vs Usyk 2 will take place on Saturday, August 20.
  • The fight is going to be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Joshua last fought in Saudi Arabia in December 2019, with the fight beginning at 4pm ET/1pm ET time.

What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?

Sports streaming service DAZN will broadcast the bout LIVE in the United States.

It will be available as part of the normal package – which costs $19.99 per month of $79.99 annually.

The bout will be shown LIVE in the United Kingdom on Sky Sports Box Office.

The fight will cost British viewers £26.95 to watch, but it’s unclear yet if it will be PPV in the US.

Joshua vs Usyk 2 FULL CARD

The full Joshua vs Usyk 2 undercard has finally been announced and promises to be a cracker.

Callum Smith will compete in Jeddah, however, just as he did on the first Joshua vs Usyk undercard when he takes on Mathieu Bauderlique in a WBC light-heavyweight final eliminator.

While heavyweight star Filip Hrgovic takes on Zhilei Zhang in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator.

Badou Jack will also be in action against Richard Rivera.

  • Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2
  • Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera
  • Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique (WBC light-heavyweight final eliminator)
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang (IBF heavyweight final eliminator)
  • Tyron Spong vs Andrew Tabiti
  • Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko
  • Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Hector Alatorre

Where will Joshua vs Usyk 2 take place?

The venue for Joshua vs Uysk 2 is the King Abdullah Sports City Arena, otherwise known as the Shining Jewel.

The stadium can seat up to 62,000 for a soccer match, but more are expected to pile in for Joshua vs Usyk 2.

Saudi Arabia has been a controversial host country, with the oil-rich nation accused of sportswashing after spending huge sums luring some of the world’s best golfers to their new LIV series.

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Hearn, however, has dismissed any such comparison. He said: “He is not worried about any backlash because he has done it before.

“He will ultimately go, ‘Eddie over to you’. I am not going to pass the buck but it is very different when the deal is a 50/50 split. How can we go back to Usyk and say, ‘Let’s do it at Spurs’ because they will just say it is a non-starter.”

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