The blockbuster heavyweight rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is just a few days away.
Britain’s Joshua was outclassed by Ukrainian rival Usyk in their first fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September 2021, losing his world heavyweight titles in the process.
The rematch was initially anticipated on May however the continuous circumstance in the champion’s country put that on pause.
Usyk went back to Ukraine and enlisted in the military with regards to his country after the Russian attack which started in February.
The 35-year-old later gotten consent from his nation’s sports minister to get back to his training camp and gear up for the epic rematch with Joshua, 32.
The WBA, IBF and WBO world titles will be generally on the line, as will the Ring Magazine tie after WBC champion Tyson Fury confirmed his retirement.
Date and Venue
This fight is being billed as ‘The Rage on the Red Sea’ and will take place on at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia on Saturday 20 August.
It will be held in the indoor arena at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
What time is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in Nigeria?
Usyk and Joshua should make their way to the ring around 10:25 PM WAT.
What time is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in UK?
Saudi Arabia is two hours ahead of the United Kingdom.
The main event ring walks are expected at around 10.30pm with promoters Matchroom confirming the first bell is set to sound at 10:54pm in the UK, which is gone midnight local time.
What time is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in US?
Usyk and Joshua should make their way to the ring around ET: 9:00 a.m. CST: 11:00 a.m. PST: 12:00 p.m
How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in Nigeria?
If you are in Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa or some parts in Africa, you can watch the match live on SuperSport Action, and SuperSport Variety 3 (DStv channel 201, 210 & 208)
How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in UK?
The fight will also be shown on Sky Sports Box Office with their broadcast starting from 6pm.
It will cost £26.95, with the full undercard and main event shown.
You can also live stream for the same price on your computer, mobile and tablet devices.
Sky Sports Box Office is also available on BT TV – on channel 496 or by searching for the event in the BT Player.
How to watch Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 in US?
Inside the United States, the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch will air through DAZN on Saturday, August 20.
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Joshua vs Usyk 2: Undercard
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – for WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles (12 rounds)
- Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang – final eliminator for IBF heavyweight world title (12 rounds)
- Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique – final eliminator for WBC super-middleweight world title (12 rounds)
- Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera – cruiserweight contest (10 rounds)
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre – super-lightweight contest (4 rounds)
- Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova – super-bantamweight contest (8 rounds)
- Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
- Ben Whittaker vs Peter Nosic – light-heavyweight contest (6 rounds)
- Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
- Bader Alsamreen vs Fuad Tarverdi – super-lightweight contest (6 rounds)
- MoneyKicks vs Traycho Georgiev – welterweight contest (4 rounds)
President Buhari to celebrate Anthony Joshua at Aso Rock after loss to Usyk
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to celebrate English expert fighter, Anthony Joshua.
Joshua is set to get a public honor from President Buhari at the State House, Aso Rock.
The 32-year-old is set to get honor by the Federal Republic of Nigeria subsequent to experiencing consecutive misfortunes to Oleksandr Usyk in his last two battles.
Joshua a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion was born in Watford, United Kingdom, and got back to Nigeria to be brought up in Sagamu, Ogun state.
Joshua a boxing Olympic gold decoration victor with Great Britain has embraced his Nigerian roots.
At his last battle in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia the Nigerian national anthem was played with his outfit likewise mirroring the green and white.
This is not the first time Joshua will have an encounter with President Buhari. When Joshua held the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight boxing titles he had a meeting with Buhari.
In photos that went viral on social media, Joshua presented the belts to Buhari and even prostrated for the President.
Buhari is expected to confer Joshua with the Officer of the Federal Republic(OFR) national award.
The meeting with Buhari will happen at the State House on Tuesday, October 11.
‘One-punch knockout’ – Tyson Fury sticking with his initial prediction for Joshua vs Wilder
Tyson Fury is unyielding that Deontay Wilder would KO Anthony Joshua if they somehow managed to meet in the ring.
The WBC champion has consistently demanded his previous enemy would beat his kindred Brit, and isn’t hoping to change his expectation any time soon.
Fury has imparted the ring with Wilder three times and has complicated information on his strengths and shortcomings.
In their first memorable battle in 2018, he boxed on the back foot and felt the American’s amazing power direct as he was wrecked in the 10th and afterward emphatically stunned in round 12.
His remarkable recovery to get back to his feet before the bout was ruled a contentious draw will never be forgotten.
When they met in a rematch in 2020, it was a very different story as Fury switched tactics completely, walking Wilder down, dropping him twice and stopping him in seven rounds.
Their 2021 trilogy showdown was almost a combination of the first two fights.
Fury was aggressive once again and put Wilder down in the third, only to then be decked twice himself in the following round.
At the end of a brutal battle, the Brit downed the American for a second time in round ten before getting the KO in the eleventh.
Wilder has not fought since this defeat, but is now scheduled to return against Robert Helenius on October 15.
Joshua too is now planning a comeback after suffering his second consecutive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk and is now all set to face Fury in huge battle of Britain showdown.
But there has also been talk about a potential AJ vs Wilder showdown finally coming to fruition in 2023.
Reacting to this speculation, Fury told SecondsOut: “I’ve always said who wins that fight – Wilder.
“Soon as he hits him, one-punch knockout. See you later, bye bye.”
Wilder, though, is being eyed by Andy Ruiz Jr, who beat Luis Ortiz earlier this month and seems open to the idea.
“Deontay Wilder’s back, we’re always looking for great, exciting fights. If that’s what lies up next, I’ve gotta handle business, but after that we can get it on,” Ruiz said.
BREAKING: Leon Edwards stuns Kamaru Usman with last-minute knockout to claim world title
Leon Edwards just shocked the world. The “Rocky” story of Edwards came to life with a come-from-behind, head-kick knockout late in Round 5 of the main event of UFC 278 on Saturday night.
After becoming the first person to score a takedown on the nearly perfect champion in Round 1, Edwards struggled in the following rounds to build any kind of momentum.
Usman took over the fight with his superior wrestling and slung heavy boxing combinations and seemed on his way to yet another title defense as he neared Anderson Silva’s record for most all time.
Usman’s pace slowed in Round 5, but it was likely leading towards a unanimous decision win for the champ as Edwards seemed defeated in his corner as his team begged him to come to life in the final round.
Suddenly, Edwards flicked out a right jab and fired up a left head kick that knocked Usman out cold at 4:04 of Round 5.
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