Anthony Joshua can be on the lookout for redemption. Oleksandr Usyk, recent off of combating for his nation, is hoping to silence all doubters. Usyk defends his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles in opposition to Joshua on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. The Ring title can be on the road.
Usyk made his professional debut in 2013 after profitable a gold medal within the 2012 Olympics. He moved as much as heavyweight in 2019 after turning into undisputed cruiserweight champion. After beating Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora, he overcame Joshua through unanimous choice final September to turn out to be the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion.
The Ukrainian saved his pre-fight speech quick and candy, as all focus is on struggle evening.
“I’m very glad to be right here in Saudi Arabia,” stated Usyk. “It is rather nice for me and my crew. We’re doing what we’ve got to do to realize our targets. I’ve by no means made any loud or vibrant speeches. To turn out to be World Champion all I did was work exhausting in my coaching camp and health club. That’s what I’m going to do till the day of the struggle and my boxing will make me glad.”
Joshua made his professional debut in 2013. In 2015, he gained the Commonwealth and British heavyweight titles in opposition to Gary Cornish and Dillian Whyte, respectively. From 2016-18, Joshua beat the likes of Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale, Eric Molina, Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin. He beat 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 of the gold in one of many largest upsets in boxing historical past. Joshua beat Ruiz in a rematch six months later in Saudi Arabia. Joshua retained the titles in opposition to Kubrat Pulev in December 2020 after which misplaced the belts once more, this time to Usyk.
The Sporting Information has all the data you could watch the struggle, together with channel, time and struggle card.
Find out how to watch Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2
- U.S., Canada, Australia: DAZN
- U.Okay.: Sky Sports activities Field Workplace
In most nations globally, together with the U.S., Canada and Australia, the struggle can be streamed on DAZN.
Nevertheless, Sky Sports activities Field Workplace gained the rights to the struggle in Joshua’s dwelling territory (U.Okay.).
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2 PPV worth: How a lot does the cardboard value?
- DAZN month-to-month subscription: $19.99 within the U.S., $20 in Canada, $13.99 AUD
- DAZN annual subscription: $99.99 within the U.S., $150 in Canada
In the US, Canada and Australia, and most territories globally, the struggle will air on DAZN, nevertheless it is not going to be through PPV.
- Sky Sports activities Field Workplace: £26.95 within the U.Okay.
Battle followers within the UK must stump up £26.95, a £2 enhance on the value Sky Sports activities set for AJ and Usyk’s preliminary encounter.
When is Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2?
- Date: August 20
- Principal card: 12 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. BST | 2 a.m. AEST
- Principal occasion: 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. BST | 7:15 a.m. AEST (Roughly)
Usyk vs. Joshua 2 will happen on August 20. The principle card will begin at 12 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. BST | 2 a.m. AEST. Usyk and Joshua ought to make their method to the ring round 5:15 p.m. ET | 10:15 p.m. BST | 7 a.m. AEST, relying on how lengthy the undercard fights final.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2 struggle card
- Oleksandr Usyk (c) vs. Anthony Joshua for the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles
- Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang; IBF heavyweight title eliminator
- Callum Sith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique; WBC light-heavyweight title eliminator
- Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera
- Tyrone Spong vs. Andrew Tabiti
- Ramla Ali vs. Crystal Garcia Nova
- Daniel Lapin vs. Jozef Jurko
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Jose Alatorre
- Cash Kicks vs. Kyle Paevie
- Ben Whittaker vs. Peter Nosic