News 19 June 2022

Anthony Joshua Vs Oleksandr Usyk Rematch Officially Announced

19 June 2022

The date and location for the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk has officially been announced!

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn took to Twitter today to announce the fight will take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia.

The bout will see the pair go head to head once again following their fight last September when Usyk beat Joshua on a unanimous points decision to become world heavyweight champion.

According to reports both men could be set to earn up to £100 million for the rematch.

Joshua commented: “What a roller coaster journey, fighting for the Heavyweight Championship of the World for the 12th consecutive time. I won the belt, unified the division won another belt, lost the belts, became two-time Unified Heavyweight Champion and now have my date with history set to become three-time Unified Heavyweight Champion of the World. What an opportunity. 

“Fighting championship level back to back has had its pros and cons, but I decide every day to get stronger, to learn from my experiences and grow. A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter and I am the happiest and most motivated I have been. 

Usyk said: “I have a goal, with the help of the Lord I will complete my mission!”

[Image: Sky Sports News via YouTube]