Ukrainian boxer Usyk will have a rematch with Briton Joshua on August 20 in Jeddah
MOSCOW, June 19 – The rematch between Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk and Briton Anthony Joshua will take place on August 20 in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), according to the Matchroom Sport promotion website.
In September 2021, Usyk defeated Joshua by unanimous decision and won the world heavyweight title according to the World Boxing Association (WBA Super), World Boxing Organization (WBO), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) .
“We are thrilled to have one of the biggest heavyweight rematches in boxing history and to give Anthony Joshua the chance to reclaim what he lost in London last September. Everything is at stake in this fight for the world heavyweight title. We know that Oleksandr Usyk is a great fighter. We saw it last time, but I know that Anthony Joshua is more determined than ever, “said promoter Eddie Hearn.
The 35-year-old Usyk has 19 wins (13 by knockout) in the professional ring. 32-year-old Joshua has 24 wins (22 ahead of schedule) and two losses.