Usyk-Joshua date finalized: August 20

Unified WBA, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) will defend his titles against former champion Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20. Usyk-Joshua 2 is billed as ‘Rage on the Red Sea.’

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

Anthony Joshua: “A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter and I am the happiest and most motivated I have been.”

An announcement on tickets will come soon.

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  • Usyk is much smaller but seems way more dedicated than Joshua…

    • This is why it was so curious to see AJ’s tactics in the first fight.

  • Usyk ring IQ is unparalleled and together with hiw hands and feet speed that will do the difference again.

  • Since AJ got clipped by Andy Ruiz, he’s petrified of being KTFO again. The only chance he has is to use his size, like Fury has learned to do, or Usyk will win another decision albeit unanimous or majority.

  • Only way AJ has a shot is if him mom is one of the judges, Ray Charles can see this ends just like the first fight. If PPV in USA I’m done with DAZN.

  • The only way AJ can win is if he takes up the Gypsy King on his offer to train him. Would rather see Fury vs Usyk

  • Heard rumours aj is training to throw harder punches this fight. If that’s the case he’ll land even fewer than last time. Regardless…Usyk wins more decisively this time. He’s just a better fighter.

  • usyk is just more fluid and savy than the robotic joshua. he may have a bit more time getting to joshua this time as josha will try to use his strength more, but usyk will be prepared for this and adapt. usyk by close decison.

  • Usyk made it look easy the first time and nearly kod him toward the end of the fight. The question now is what strategy will Joshua use this time? Does he come in lighter and try to be a technical boxer with very likely the best technical boxer in the division(and possibly all of boxing)or does he pack on muscle and work toward making his hard punches count and hope to manhandle Usyk.

    I don’t think he will drop weight and try to outperform usyk as usyks style(that already didn’t work). I think Joshua comes out looking to make every shot a hard one and go for the KO.. in doing so it will likely seal Joshua’s fate and have him tired much sooner in this fight and Usyk Will get the stoppage this time.

  • Prediction: Joshua fights negatively like he did against Parker and leads on points, but unlike Parker Usyk figures this out and turns the fight around to beat Joshua on points or late stoppage.

  • Usyk is already a slick boxer but now that he’s asking for the Lord’s help AJ has no shot of winning. It’ll be interesting to see if AJ is interested in fighting Wilder after he takes another L.

  • The way I see it, AJ has a punchers chance, other than power, Usyk is better in every department, so AJ either gets lucky or Usyk wins again, in a more convincing fashion.

  • There is literally only one chance for Joshua and that’s to bulk up… Tie up usyk and lean on him… Pound his body with every shot he can and hope to wear him down

  • Joshua needs to watch Wlad Klitschko’s videos of fights. If Wlad was fighting Usyk, Usyk would lose a decision or get KOed.

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