After much hype and anticipation, Joshua failed to deliver inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September and was outclassed by Usyk.
The Ukrainian, who is undefeated in 19 professional fights so far in his boxing career, was the convincing winner against Joshua – outclassed, outmanoeuvred and simply outboxed.
Joshua conceded his WBA, IBF and WBO belts to Usyk – who also claimed the IBO belt – after enduring the second professional defeat of his career – and now he wants them back in the rematch.
The first fight went the full distance, so it will be interesting to see how Joshua tweaks his game plan in the rematch to try and get more success; is Usyk just a class above?
Well, nevertheless, an exciting fight is poised and we have all of the details for the rematch.
Here is everything you need to know about Joshua vs Usyk 2:
UPDATE April 13th: Anthony Joshua is looking in incredible shape ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch!
UPDATE April 12th: Oleksandr Usyk lost a staggering amount of weight after Russia invaded Ukraine!
UPDATE March 29th: Usyk’s promoter Alexander Krassyuk has revealed that Saudi Arabia could host the second fight between the Ukranian and Anthony Joshua in late June.
UPDATE March 28th: Oleksandr Usyk has received the backing of the Klitschko brothers to leave Ukraine and train for his rematch with Anthony Joshua!
UPDATE March 28th: Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk is planned for June!
UPDATE March 28th: Mike Tyson has warned Anthony Joshua ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
UPDATE March 25th: Tony Bellew’s classy response when asked about Usyk vs AJ 2!
UPDATE March 2nd: Oleksandr Usyk throws Anthony Joshua rematch into doubt!
UPDATE February 9th: Eddie Hearn is targeting a May date for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
UPDATE January 24th: Anthony Joshua ready to step aside for Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk… but wants hefty sum!
UPDATE January 16th: Tyson Fury makes his prediction for Usyk vs AJ 2!
UPDATE December 14th: Oleksandr Usyk says he would be open to a fight with Canelo Alvarez.
UPDATE December 14th: Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr believes Anthony Joshua needs be ‘smarter’ and ‘start faster’ than Oleksandr Usyk! Will AJ take this advice onboard?
UPDATE November 17th: Frank Bruno has offered to help Joshua prepare for his rematch with Usyk.
UPDATE November 15th: Eddie Hearn reveals when the fight will be taking place!
UPDATE October 27th: AJ has sent Usyk a cold message ahead of their rematch coming in 2022!
UPDATE October 20th: Joshua is now training with Mike Tyson’s former trainer ahead of the rematch! Could this be the change the Brit needs?
According to boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, we can expect to see the rematch between Joshua and Usyk take place in March or April in 2022.
In terms of the location, Hearn has also stated that he expects the fight to happen in the UK once again.
However, with Usyk now being the champion, he could demand the fight to take place in Ukraine – we will keep you posted when the official confirmation comes out.
UK Start Time
If the event goes ahead in the UK as expected, the card will start at around 6pm.
The main event, Joshua vs Usyk 2, should commence their ring walks at around 10pm, which means the action will start at around 10.30pm.
The first fight between the pair was broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and we expect this to be the case for the rematch.
Here are the latest details around who will be fighting on the night:
- Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
Tickets for this event are yet to go on sale.
Once the official details for this fight are confirmed, we will keep you posted with all of the latest ticket information including how to buy, where to buy and much more.
In their first meeting, Joshua was the odds-on favourite to beat Usyk, with many predicting a KO for the Brit.
The odds for the rematch have not been priced yet, but we expect to see Usyk as the marginal favourite after a dominant display in the first bout.
Here are the boxing records for both fighters coming into the rematch:
Wins by KO: 22
Wins by KO: 13
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