Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: Date, Card, UK Start Time, Ring Walks, Tickets, Live Stream, Odds and More

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IT’s FIGHT DAY! Anthony Joshua will be seeking revenge against Oleksandr Usyk after losing the first bout – here is everything you need to know about the rematch.

After much hype and anticipation, Joshua failed to deliver inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September 2021 and was well and truly outclassed by Usyk.

The Ukrainian, who is undefeated in 19 professional fights so far in his boxing career, was the convincing winner against Joshua, who was 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:


Latest News

UPDATE 20th August: Anthony Joshua talks about dealing with social media ‘negativity.’

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ opens up about social media negativity ahead of rematch

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Anthony Joshua will knock out Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch, according to Frazer Clarke

UPDATE 19th August: Anthony Joshua will KO Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch, AJ’s sparring partner Frazer Clarke has predicted.

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ will KO Usyk if he avoids repeating the same mistake

Oleksandr Usyk has been accused of running scared from Derek Chisora ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian accused of ‘running’ scared from Derek Chisora

Anthony Joshua hasn’t always ‘seen eye to eye’ with Robert Garcia, according to boxing reporter Gareth A Davies…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ hasn’t always ‘seen eye to eye’ with Robert Garcia

Anthony Joshua massively outweighs Oleksandr Usyk at final weigh in

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 weigh-in: Usyk shocks as AJ gets heavier

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s face-off lasted for ages

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Intense stare off at the weigh-in

UPDATE 18th August: Evander Holyfield has given Anthony Joshua advice ahead of his high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later this week!

Read more: Evander Holyfield gives advice to Anthony Joshua ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch

Derek Chisora guarantees Anthony Joshua will knock Oleksandr Usyk out in their rematch this weekend!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Derek Chisora makes knockout prediction

Promoter Eddie Hearn made an offer to Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua – but he didn’t hear anything back…

Read more: Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn made an approach to Deontay Wilder – without much success

Deontay Wilder makes his Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 prediction!

Read more: Deontay Wilder makes his prediction for Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Deontay Wilder makes his prediction
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Deontay Wilder makes his prediction

UPDATE 17th August: Anthony Joshua knows he must win his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ admits Usyk rematch is ‘must win’

Oleksandr Usyk ended the press conference this afternoon in truly bizarre fashion!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk went full Oleksandr Usyk with bizarre behaviour at the end of press conference

Check out the link below to see what time the event starts in the UK!

Read more: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 UK Start Time: What is it?

Want to watch the event from the United States? Check out how to below:

Read more: Usyk vs Joshua 2 US PPV: How to watch

Dillian Whyte has revealed the only way he thinks Anthony Joshua can beat Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Dillian Whyte reveals the only way AJ can beat Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian's insane reflexes in four coin trick
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian’s insane reflexes in four coin trick

Oleksandr Usyk entertained the crowd with a few tricks during his open workout!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk shows off just how quick his hands & reflexes are with insane four coin trick

Anthony Joshua has fired a warning shot at Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their rematch!

Read more: Anthony Joshua sends four-word warning to Oleksandr Usyk ahead of rematch

Tyson Fury gives Anthony Joshua video tutorial on how to beat Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Tyson Fury has given Anthony Joshua a video demonstration on how to beat Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua’s wrist training for Oleksandr Usyk fight looks like an injury waiting to happen!

Read more: Anthony Joshua’s wrist training ahead of Usyk fight looks like an injury waiting to happen


UPDATE 16th August: Carl Froch claims retirement is ‘definitely’ on the cards for Anthony Joshua ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Retirement ‘definitely’ on the cards for AJ (exclusive)

Boxing stars including Tony Bellew and Tyson Fury predict Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Boxing world predicts who will win the rematch

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Anthony Joshua and Angel Fernandez

Anthony Joshua’s trainer Angel Fernandez has publicly revealed his brand new game plan for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ’s trainer Angel Fernandez reveals rematch gameplan

Anthony Joshua‘s sparring partner has spoken very highly about his boxing ability ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ’s sparring partner claims he is ‘technically perfect’

Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will feature Ben Whittaker on the undercard!

Read more: Ben Whittaker a late addition to Anthony Joshua-Oleksandr Usyk undercard in Saudi Arabia

Anthony Joshua could retire if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk, according to Johnny Nelson…

Read more: Anthony Joshua will ‘walk away’ from boxing if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch

Anthony Joshua looking incredibly ripped ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch!

Read more: Anthony Joshua is looking absolutely ripped ahead of rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Check out the latest betting odds for the fight below!

Read More: What are the betting odds for Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2?

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ looking absolutely ripped
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ looking absolutely ripped

UPDATE 15th August: Anthony Joshua reveals the sole reason he lost first fight vs Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Anthony Joshua believes he would have ‘smoked’ Oleksandr Usyk if he wasn’t a southpaw

Find out when the ring walks are for AJ vs Usyk 2 below!

Read More: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 Ring Walks: When are they?


UPDATE 14th August: Anthony Joshua is looking a lot leaner than usual ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch next weekend!

Read more: Anthony Joshua is looking seriously lean just a week out from Oleksandr Usyk fight


Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian has packed on so much weight
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian has packed on so much weight

UPDATE 13th August: Oleksandr Usyk could weigh MORE than Anthony Joshua in the rematch!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk has bulked up so much he could weigh more than Anthony Joshua


UPDATE 12th August: Anthony Joshua’s punching stats from first Oleksandr Usyk fight were shocking!

Read more: Anthony Joshua’s abysmal punching stats from first Usyk fight show huge gulf in class


Update 11th August: Mad details emerge about Oleksandr Usyk’s training regime for Anthony Joshua rematch

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Mad details of Ukrainian’s training regime


UPDATE 10th August: Oleksandr Usyk admits that he could end up fighting Canelo Alvarez in a future superfight

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian won’t rule out fighting Canelo Alvarez

UPDATE 10th August: Anthony Joshua looks sharp in new training footage as he lands massive body shots on his trainer

Read more: Joshua vs Usyk 2: Brit looking sharp as new training footage emerges ahead of rematch

UPDATE 10th August: Boxing fans are seriously worried for Anthony Joshua after seeing new Oleksandr Usyk training clip!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk battering the heavy bag has boxing fans really worried for Anthony Joshua


UPDATE 9th August: Concerns have been raised over Oleksandr Usyk’s current physique for Anthony Joshua rematch!

Read more: Concern has been raised over Oleksandr Usyk’s new ‘huge’ physique for Anthony Joshua rematch

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Concern raised over Ukrainian's 'huge' new physique
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Concern raised over Ukrainian’s ‘huge’ new physique

UPDATE 8th August: Joseph Parker offers his prediction for Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Joseph Parker offers interesting prediction

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Joseph Parker predicts Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2

UPDATE 6th August: Oleksandr Usyk is looking huge in recent footage from training camp

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian looks massive in recent footage from camp

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2

UPDATE 4th August: Mike Tyson has offered some advice to Anthony Joshua for Oleksandr Usyk rematch!

Read more: Mike Tyson has given Anthony Joshua advice ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

Matchroom have released a new trailer for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: This spine-tingling promo video will give you goosebumps

Oleksandr Usyk will be streaming Anthony Joshua fight for free on YouTube!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk will stream the Anthony Joshua 2 fight for free on YouTube in Ukraine

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Mike Tyson's advice to AJ
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Mike Tyson’s advice to AJ

UPDATE 3rd August: George Groves has given his prediction for the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.

Read more: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: George Groves gives prediction and it’s not good news for AJ

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George Groves has revealed who he thinks will win the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

David Haye has some disqualification advice for Anthony Joshua ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch!

Read more: David Haye: Anthony Joshua needs to be so aggressive in rematch he’s nearly disqualified

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: David Haye's disqualification advise to AJ
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: David Haye’s disqualification advise to AJ

UPDATE 2nd August 2022: Anthony Joshua is under ‘a lot of pressure’ as he prepares for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, according to Eddie Hearn.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Eddie Hearn says AJ is under pressure for rematch

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Anthony Joshua is under ‘a lot of pressure’ ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, according to Eddie Hearn.

UPDATE 1st August 2022: Andre Ward has urged Anthony Joshua to lose some weight ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ warned over weight gain as he seeks revenge against Usyk

Anthony Joshua has adopted an ‘old school’ mentality ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, according to Richard Riakporhe.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ’s ‘old school’ mentality explained

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: New promo video shows AJ is looking stacked
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: New promo video shows AJ is looking stacked

UPDATE 28th July: Tyson Fury will be paying close attention to Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Tyson Fury will be watching the rematch like a ‘fanatic’

Johnny Nelson says Anthony Joshua deserves more respect ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Johnny Nelson insists AJ deserves some respect on his name

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Tyson Fury will be watching Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk very closely, his head coach SugarHill Steward has revealed.

UPDATE 26th July: Oleksandr Usyk claims his first fight with Anthony Joshua was ‘really difficult’.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Ukrainian admits their first fight was ‘really difficult’

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Oleksandr Usyk admits his first fight with Anthony Joshua was ‘really difficult’

UPDATE 25th July: Andy Ruiz Jr has backed Anthony Joshua to get the better of Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Andy Ruiz Jr gives prediction as rematch looms

Worrying update for AJ from Ukrainian's training camp
Worrying update for AJ from Ukrainian’s training camp

UPDATE 21st July: Carl Froch believes Anthony Joshua should have kept Rob McCracken in his employ a little longer for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Carl Froch says AJ shouldn’t have left Rob McCracken

Former champion Johnny Nelson claims it is ‘not impossible’ for Anthony Joshua to win his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Johnny Nelson says it is not impossible for AJ to win rematch

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Carl Froch believes Anthony Joshua should have kept Rob McCracken for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

UPDATE 19th July: Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will feature some tasty action on the undercard!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Undercard gets three exciting additions including Badou Jack

Worrying update emerges for Anthony Joshua from Oleksandr Usyk’s training camp!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk’s been ‘sending sparring partners home’ ahead of AJ fight as they can’t keep up

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Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will feature two familiar faces as well as a relatively unknown prodigy.

UPDATE 7th July 2022: Johnny Nelson stands by his claims that Oleksandr Usyk is an ‘average southpaw’…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: Johnny Nelson doubles down on ‘average southpaw’ jibe

Anthony Joshua could be forced into retirement if he loses his career-defining rematch against Oleksandr Usyk…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: David Haye makes bold retirement claim

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David Haye believes he would have beaten Tyson Fury in 2013

UPDATE 6th July 2022: Derek Chisora offers some great advice to Anthony Joshua for the Usyk rematch…

Read more: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk: Derek Chisora offers AJ some vital advice

UPDATE 4th July 2022: Johnny Nelson reckons Anthony Joshua is being ‘too nice’ to Oleksandr Usyk in the buildup to their rematch…

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ accused of being ‘too nice’

UPDATE 4th of July 2022: Anthony Joshua is looking bigger by the day as his training for Oleksandr Usyk rematch ramps up

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ shows off ripped frame ahead of fight

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Derek Chisora offers Anthony Joshua some advice

UPDATE 3rd July 2022: Anthony Joshua has made a stunning revelation about Robert Garcia!

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ reveals Robert Garcia is not actually his main trainer

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Anthony Joshua has revealed that Robert Garcia is not actually his head coach ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

UPDATE 2nd July 2022: Anthony Joshua shows off his speed and power in new training footage

Read more: Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2: AJ shows off lightning hand speed

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Anthony Joshua wants to show his brutal side

Date

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Oleksandr Usyk’s first fight with Anthony Joshua was previously billed as ‘The Perfect Storm’

UPDATE 20/06/22: We finally have a confirmed date! The long-awaited rematch will take play on Saturday the 20th of August 2022.

The rematch is being labelled the ‘Rage on the Red Sea’ and will be taking place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Read more: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 Date: When Will The Fight Take Place?


UK Start Time

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Oleksandr Usyk celebrates after beating Murat Gassiev

The event on Sky Sports Box Office will be starting at 6:00 PM BST on Saturday, August 20th 2022. With that in mind, we’re expecting that the main event ring walks will be taking place at around 9:00 PM BST.


Live Stream

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Anthony Joshua will rematch Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia on August 20

As noted, the event will be available for boxing fans in the United Kingdom to stream or watch live via Sky Sports Box Office.

The cost for the Live Stream/traditional PPV is £26.95 and purchasing a pass for the card will give you access to the live event as well as repeats which are at 8 AM and 3 PM BST on Sunday, August 21st.

Read More: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 Live Stream: How to watch


Card

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LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 29: Anthony Joshua reacts as they talk to the media during the Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 Press Conference on June 29, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Here is the full scheduled fight card for the event (as of writing on Wednesday, August 10th 2022), according to the official Matchroom Boxing website:

  • ZIYAD ALMAAYOUF vs JOSE ALATORRE
  • DANIEL LAPIN vs JOZEF JURKO
  • ANDREW TABITI vs TYRONE SPONG
  • RAMLA ALI vs CRYSTAL GARCIA NOVA
  • BADOU JACK vs RICHARD RIVERA
  • CALLUM SMITH vs MATHIEU BAUDERLIQUE
  • FILIP HRGOVIC vs ZHILEI ZHANG
  • OLEKSANDR USYK vs ANTHONY JOSHUA

Read More: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 Card: Who is fighting?


Tickets

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Oleksandr Usyk got the unanimous decision nod over Anthony Joshua

Tickets for this mega boxing event are available to purchase via HalaYalla, which is the official ticketing site recommended by Matchroom Boxing themselves.

Read more: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: Where Can I Buy Tickets?


Odds

In their first meeting, Joshua was the odds-on favourite to beat Usyk, with many predicting a KO for the Brit. 

As you’d imagine, a huge amount of oddsmakers have lines available for this mega bout. The aggregate that we have found for the Outright Winner is as follows:

  • Usyk to win: 4/7
  • Joshua to win: 13/8

Predictions

Here are our two picks/predictions for the most likely outcomes for the mega bout:

  • Joshua wins via TKO/KO in the first 5 rounds
  • Usyk will take another win via unanimous decision.

You could say that we’re sitting on the fence with this one, and to be fair, we probably are!

Read More: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2: Predictions and picks


Stats

Here are the boxing records for both fighters coming into the rematch:

Anthony Joshua
Fights: 26
Wins: 24
Wins by KO: 22
Losses: 2

Oleksandr Usyk
Fights: 19
Wins: 19
Wins by KO: 13
Losses: 0


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