Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua, the rematch between the Ukrainian and British boxers, will take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia, the promoters announced on Sunday evening.
The date is now known. The rematch between WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20.
“Champion Oleksandr Usyk will put his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world titles on the line against Anthony Joshua in the coastal city of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday, August 20,” reads a statement released by promoters Matchroom Boxing. .
Usyk, 35, had won the belts of three federations (IBF, WBA and WBO) last September, beating defender Joshua, 32, on points unanimously. The Briton had immediately demanded a rematch.
The Ukrainian, initially at light heavyweight, left Ukraine at the end of March, where he had returned after the outbreak of the Russian invasion in February.
While he announced his retirement, Tyson Fury could play one last fight against the winner of this revenge for the unification of the belts. The “Gypsy King” owns the WBC.