Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 boxing match that will be contested between WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, and former heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua. The fight is set to take place on Saturday, 20 August 2022 at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Oleksandr Usyk made his professional debut in 2013 after winning the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. The Ukrainian won the WBO cruiserweight title in 2016. At the 2017–18 World Boxing Super Series tournament, he defeated Marco Huck and Myris Bridis for the WBC cruiserweight title, and Murat Gassiev in the finals for the WBA, IBF, and The Ring cruiserweight titles. . His only defense as undisputed champion was a knockout win over Tony Bellew in 2018.
Usyk became a heavyweight in 2019. After defeating Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, he defeated Joshua by unanimous decision last September to become the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champions.
Joshua made his professional debut in 2013 defeating Emanuele Leo via TKO. In 2015, Joshua won the Commonwealth and British heavyweight titles against Dillian Whyte and Gary Cornish. From 2016 to 2018, Joshua defeated the likes of Charles Martin, Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker, Dominic Breazeale, Eric Molina, and Alexander Povetkin. He defeated Martin for the IBF heavyweight title, Klitschko for the WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, and Parker for the WBO heavyweight title.
In 2019, Andy Ruiz Jr. beat Joshua for all the gold in the biggest upset in boxing history. It was Anthony Joshua’s first fight in the United States and he was knocked down four times en route to a 17th-round stoppage. Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz in a rematch a few months later in Saudi Arabia. Joshua held the title against Kubrat Pulev in December 2020 before his latest reverse.
“Fighting at the championship level has its ups and downs, but I choose to get stronger every day, learn from my experiences and grow,” Joshua said in a statement. “A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter and I’m the happiest and most motivated I’ve ever been.”
When is Usyk vs. Joshua 2?
Date: Saturday, August 20
Time: 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. BST
Main event ring-walks (approx): 4 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. BST
The main card is scheduled to get underway at 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. BST with main event ringwalks scheduled for 4 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. BST. These times may vary due to the length of the undercard bout.
Where is Usyk vs. Joshua 2?
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in Saudi Arabia in 2019 and will be hoping for a repeat performance with Usyk. The fight will take place inside the King Abdullah Sports City, which can hold 62,000+ people.
How to watch Usyk vs. Joshua 2
Joshua signed a long-term deal with DAZN and the global streaming giant was expected to secure worldwide rights for the Usyk rematch.
However, Sky Sports Box Office will broadcast the in the UK for a price of £26.95
How much do tickets for Usyk vs. Joshua 2 cost?
Ticket information for the event in Saudi Arabia is available now. Along with tickets, you will need to apply for VISA entry.
Usyk vs. Joshua 2 betting odds
Per Vegas Insider, Usyk is the -250 favorite while Joshua is the +175 underdog.
In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Usyk is the -235 favorite. Joshua is the +172 underdog.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Full Card
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2
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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
Anthony Joshua’s record and bio
Born: October 15th, 1989
Height: 6′ 6″
Total fights: 26
Record: 24-2 with 22 knockouts
Oleksandr Usyk record and bio
Born: January 17, 1987
Height: 6′ 3″
Total fights: 19
Record: 19-0 with 13 knockouts
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