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Usyk-Joshua II confirmed for August

Usyk-Joshua II confirmed for August

The world heavyweight championship rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and the person from whom he received his world titles, Anthony Joshua, has been confirmed for August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua was defeated by the the Ukrainian of their first assembly in Wembley Stadium in London final September, surrendering his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles within the course of however has been angling for a rematch ever since. The previous Olympic gold medalist has additionally revamped his coaching workforce, drafting in US-based coach Robert Garcia to help alongside Angel Fernandez in his camp.

The situation of the bout will likely be a constructive omen for Joshua, having avenged the primary defeat of his profession towards Andy Ruiz in the identical nation.

The undefeated Usyk, in the meantime, defends his heavyweight titles for the primary time, and after he hung out taking on arms towards Russia through the ongoing battle with Ukraine.

The Ukrainian is taken into account by many to be the world’s prime pound-for-pound boxer having beforehand dominated the cruiserweight division earlier than upsetting Joshua in entrance of a fiercely partisan crowd at Wembley final 12 months.

The winner of the battle is strongly linked to what could be a blockbuster heavyweight title unification match with Tyson Fury, after the Gypsy King revealed lately that he would come out of retirement as long as the cash on supply is acceptable.

Fury had beforehand acknowledged that he was stepping away from boxing within the wake of his knockout win towards Dillian Whyte earlier this 12 months.

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