Usyk faces Joshua this Saturday in Jeddah
Oleksandr Usyk makes his first defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles against the man he defeated back in September, Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The pair both weighed in heavier for their rematch, as Usyk weighed in at a career heaviest of 221.5lbs as opposed to 221lbs for their first bout, where as Joshua weighed in 4.5lbs heavier for the rematch at 244.5lbs.
???? @anthonyjoshua shows subtle difference at @usykaa rematch weigh in compared to first— IntuBoxing (@IntuBoxing) August 19, 2022
AJ came in 4.5lbs HEAVIER for the rematch in Saudi Arabia after losing over 12 rounds in December ????#UsykJoshua2 #Boxing pic.twitter.com/lnzPwsK3iH
The bout will be broadcast on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK, with the broadcast beginning at 6pm showing a stacked undercard before the heavyweight rematch takes place, as Usyk and Joshua are scheduled to walk to the ring at around 10:30pm.
The card features interesting bouts throughout, which includes Olympians, final eliminators and the historic first female fight to take place in Saudi Arabia. The full card can be seen below.
The rematch has intrigued many as Joshua, who has changed his trainer from Rob McCracken to Robert Garcia, looks to recapture his titles from the undefeated Ukrainian, Oleksandr Usyk. The fight is also available to view across 190 countries live on DAZN, but UK viewers can watch on Sky Sports Box Office for the price of £26.95.