21 Jun

The date and place of the rematch against Joshua are finally known

An official date for the long-awaited rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua has finally been set. On August 20, boxers from Ukraine and Great Britain will meet in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The rematch is to be staged at the Jeddah Super Dome sports arena and will determine who is stronger in this confrontation.


Recall that the first fight between Usyk and Joshua was a real sensation. Oleksandr, who was seriously inferior to his opponent in size and considered an outsider, easily outperformed and then beat Anthony on points.

The huge Briton was unable to oppose fast and technical Usyk. The difference in class was too great.

Will Joshua be able to radically change his style and defeat Usyk in a rematch? This is a big question. More likely no than yes. At 32, it’s already hard to change anything in the fighting style that the athlete has been developing for decades.

Whether Anthony made a mistake in agreeing to a rematch, only the fight itself will show. But the second consecutive defeat can simply destroy the Brit’s career.

So stock up on popcorn and wait for a great match up!