Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2: Rematch set to take place in Saudi Arabia in August

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The rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is lastly set. The two will meet on Aug. 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia with Usyk’s unified heavyweight titles on the road.

Usyk, the previous undisputed cruiserweight champion, moved to heavyweight in October 2019, beating Chazz Witherspoon and Derek Chisora earlier than going through off with Joshua this previous September. Despite coming into the struggle as an underdog, Usyk completely outboxed Joshua over 12 rounds to take the struggle by scores of 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113.

Joshua is a former Olympic gold medalist who tore by way of the professional ranks, successful two world titles whereas knocking out every of his first 20 professional opponents. In his twenty first bout, Joshua beat Joseph Parker to win the WBO title, placing him in management of three of boxing’s 4 acknowledged world titles at heavyweight.

Then got here a surprising upset knockout by the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. Joshua would defeat Ruiz in the rematch to regain his titles — coincidentally, that rematch additionally took place in Saudi Arabia.

The winner of the conflict might transfer on to pursue the WBC championship. That title is presently held by Tyson Fury, although Fury indicated his most up-to-date win, a knockout of Dillian Whyte, could be his final struggle as an expert boxer, leaving some thriller as to what would occur to the WBC title ought to Fury resolve to really cling up his gloves.

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