Anthony Joshua can have his sequel towards heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles within the coastal metropolis of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 20 it was formally confirmed on Sunday.
The tv broadcast for the competition has not but been made public, although Joshua has signed a multi-year, multi-fight cope with digital sports activities platform DAZN, which was confirmed on Monday, with the previous world champion having left Sky Sports following 9 years with the channel. The occasion has been billed ‘Rage on the Red Sea’, a couple of months in need of three years because the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ on the Diriyah Arena at which Joshua reclaimed his heavyweight crowns towards Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr.
The contest will happen below the patronage of Mohammed bin Salman, Joshua combating his nemesis from Ukraine after he was dethroned in September final 12 months in entrance of over 60,000 spectators at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Joshua stated: “What a roller coaster journey, fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world for the 12th consecutive time. I won the belt, unified the division won another belt, lost the belts, became two-time unified heavyweight champion and now have my date with history set to become three-time unified heavyweight champion of the world. What an opportunity.”
Usyk, who has spent three months this 12 months serving within the territorial regiment in his homeland towards the Russian invasion, remarked on Sunday. “I have a goal, with the help of the Lord I will complete my mission.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn, the chairman of Matchroom Boxing, added: “We are thrilled to get one of the biggest heavyweight rematches in boxing history made and give Anthony Joshua the chance to reclaim what he lost in London last September. Everything is on the line for this unified world heavyweight championship bout, and it could not be a bigger contest. We know Oleksandr Usyk is a great fighter and we saw that last time out, but I know Anthony Joshua is more determined than ever.”
What is it?
A world heavyweight combat between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
When is it?
August 2022 is when the combat is prone to happen.
Where is it?
Should the combat go forward, Saudi Arabia is anticipated to host a second Joshua combat, following his victory over Andy Ruiz in 2019.
How to look at Joshua-Usyk II on TV
Joshua’s current fights have been broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office pay-per-view however a bidding battle is about to go forward for this fght.