On August 20, Anthony Joshua will have another meeting with destiny in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua (24-2) will face another immediate return against the talented Oleksandr Usyk more than two and a half years after defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. in the Middle East to avenge his first loss in his professional career.
Usyk defeated Joshua in a unanimous decision fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September of last year to seize the IBF, WBA, and WBO cruiserweight titles.
Although it is difficult to look beyond the significance of the 32-year-career-defining old’s performance, the heavyweight division’s leadership is always changing as a number of contenders vie for the position.
It doesn’t matter if Joshua becomes the sixth person in history to hold the title for a third time; he has a lot of potentially fascinating bouts coming up.
Oleksandr Usyk vs.Anthony Joshua 2 fight card
- Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua for WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles
- Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang; IBF world heavyweight title eliminator
- Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique; Light heavyweight
- Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera; Cruiserweight
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Jose Alatorre; Super lightweight
- Ramla Ali vs. Crystal Garcia Nova; Women’s super bantamweight
- Andrew Tabiti vs. James Wilson; Heavyweight
- Ben Whittaker vs. Petar Nosic; Light heavyweight
- Daniel Lapin vs. Jozef Jurko; Light heavyweight
- Rashed Belhasa vs. Traycho Georgiev; TBA
- Bader Al Samreen vs. Faud Taverdi; Super lightweight
Oleksandr Usyk vs.Anthony Joshua 2 fight Info :
- EVENT : Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
- Date: Saturday, August 20
- Time: 12:00 p.m. EST / 18:00 CET
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 17:30 EST / 23:30 CET
- TV : United States: DAZN , Everywhere but the U.S.: DAZN (excluding the UK, Ireland, MENA and Ukraine)
- Place : The fight takes place at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia