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:
UPDATE 20th August: Anthony Joshua talks about dealing with social media ‘negativity.’
UPDATE 19th August: Anthony Joshua will KO Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch, AJ’s sparring partner Frazer Clarke has predicted.
Oleksandr Usyk has been accused of running scared from Derek Chisora ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua…
Anthony Joshua hasn’t always ‘seen eye to eye’ with Robert Garcia, according to boxing reporter Gareth A Davies…
Anthony Joshua massively outweighs Oleksandr Usyk at final weigh in
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s face-off lasted for ages
UPDATE 18th August: Evander Holyfield has given Anthony Joshua advice ahead of his high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later this week!
Derek Chisora guarantees Anthony Joshua will knock Oleksandr Usyk out in their rematch this weekend!
Promoter Eddie Hearn made an offer to Deontay Wilder to fight Anthony Joshua – but he didn’t hear anything back…
Deontay Wilder makes his Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 prediction!
UPDATE 17th August: Anthony Joshua knows he must win his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk…
Oleksandr Usyk ended the press conference this afternoon in truly bizarre fashion!
Check out the link below to see what time the event starts in the UK!
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Dillian Whyte has revealed the only way he thinks Anthony Joshua can beat Oleksandr Usyk…
Oleksandr Usyk entertained the crowd with a few tricks during his open workout!
Anthony Joshua has fired a warning shot at Oleksandr Usyk ahead of their rematch!
Tyson Fury gives Anthony Joshua video tutorial on how to beat Oleksandr Usyk!
Anthony Joshua’s wrist training for Oleksandr 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…
Boxing stars including Tony Bellew and Tyson Fury predict Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk…
Anthony Joshua’s trainer Angel Fernandez has publicly revealed his brand new game plan for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
Anthony Joshua‘s sparring partner has spoken very highly about his boxing ability ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will feature Ben Whittaker on the undercard!
Anthony Joshua could retire if he loses to Oleksandr Usyk, according to Johnny Nelson…
Anthony Joshua looking incredibly ripped ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch!
Check out the latest betting odds for the fight below!
UPDATE 15th August: Anthony Joshua reveals the sole reason he lost first fight vs Oleksandr Usyk!
Find out when the ring walks are for AJ vs Usyk 2 below!
UPDATE 14th August: Anthony Joshua is looking a lot leaner than usual ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch next weekend!
UPDATE 13th August: Oleksandr Usyk could weigh MORE than Anthony Joshua in the rematch!
UPDATE 12th August: Anthony Joshua’s punching stats from first Oleksandr Usyk fight were shocking!
Update 11th August: Mad details emerge about Oleksandr Usyk’s training regime for Anthony Joshua rematch
UPDATE 10th August: Oleksandr Usyk admits that he could end up fighting Canelo Alvarez in a future superfight
UPDATE 10th August: Anthony Joshua looks sharp in new training footage as he lands massive body shots on his trainer
UPDATE 10th August: Boxing fans are seriously worried for Anthony Joshua after seeing new Oleksandr Usyk training clip!
UPDATE 9th August: Concerns have been raised over Oleksandr Usyk’s current physique for Anthony Joshua rematch!
UPDATE 8th August: Joseph Parker offers his prediction for Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2!
UPDATE 6th August: Oleksandr Usyk is looking huge in recent footage from training camp
UPDATE 4th August: Mike Tyson has offered some advice to Anthony Joshua for Oleksandr Usyk rematch!
Matchroom have released a new trailer for Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
Oleksandr Usyk will be streaming Anthony Joshua fight for free on YouTube!
UPDATE 3rd August: George Groves has given his prediction for the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
David Haye has some disqualification advice for Anthony Joshua ahead of Oleksandr Usyk rematch!
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.
UPDATE 1st August 2022: Andre Ward has urged Anthony Joshua to lose some weight ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk…
Anthony Joshua has adopted an ‘old school’ mentality ahead of his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, according to Richard Riakporhe.
UPDATE 28th July: Tyson Fury will be paying close attention to Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk!
Johnny Nelson says Anthony Joshua deserves more respect ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
UPDATE 26th July: Oleksandr Usyk claims 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.
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.
Former champion Johnny Nelson claims it is ‘not impossible’ for Anthony Joshua to win his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk!
UPDATE 19th July: Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will feature some tasty action on the undercard!
Worrying update emerges for Anthony Joshua from Oleksandr Usyk’s training camp!
UPDATE 7th July 2022: Johnny Nelson stands by his claims that Oleksandr Usyk is an ‘average southpaw’…
Anthony Joshua could be forced into retirement if he loses his career-defining rematch against Oleksandr Usyk…
UPDATE 6th July 2022: Derek Chisora offers some great advice to Anthony Joshua for the Usyk rematch…
UPDATE 4th July 2022: Johnny Nelson reckons Anthony Joshua is being ‘too nice’ to Oleksandr Usyk in the buildup to their rematch…
UPDATE 4th of July 2022: Anthony Joshua is looking bigger by the day as his training for Oleksandr Usyk rematch ramps up
UPDATE 3rd July 2022: Anthony Joshua has made a stunning revelation about Robert Garcia!
UPDATE 2nd July 2022: Anthony Joshua shows off his speed and power in new training footage
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.
UK Start Time
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.
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.
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
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
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!
Here are the boxing records for both fighters coming into the rematch:
Wins by KO: 22
Wins by KO: 13
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