Joshua was handily outpointed by the unbeaten Ukrainian in London last September, dropping the WBA, WBO, IBF annd IBO heavyweight titles to Usyk in the process.
“AJ” will try to regain the belts in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, just as he did against Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. In June of that year, the Briton was stopped by Ruiz Jr in a shock result, but Joshua beat the Mexican-American on points six months later to reclaim the gold.
To do so again, he must do what no fighter has done during Usyk’s professional career: defeat the 35-year-old, who previously reigned as the only undisputed cruiserweight champion of the four-belt era.
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.
Usyk – 4/9
Draw – 16/1
Joshua – 13/8
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