Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua 2 — How to watch, stream the heavyweight title fight

Oleksandr Usyk places his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles on the line in a rematch in opposition to former champion Anthony Joshua on Saturday at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (DAZN, 1 p.m. ET, with foremost occasion anticipated to begin at 5:30 p.m. ET).

Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs), 35, of Shypyntsi, Ukraine, turned the first undisputed cruiserweight champion by defeating Murat Gassiev in the World Boxing Super Series ultimate in 2018. He made one protection in opposition to Tony Bellew after which moved to heavyweight, the place he has victories over Chazz Witherspoon, Derek Chisora and Joshua. Usyk defeated Joshua again in November 2021 by unanimous determination to seize the heavyweight titles.

(*2*) Usyk mentioned throughout a June 29 information convention to formally announce the fight.

Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), 32, of Watford, England, received the IBF belt with a third-round TKO victory over Eric Molina in 2016. He added the WBA title with a powerful victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 and the WBO title in a unanimous-decision win over Joseph Parker in 2018. Joshua misplaced the belts in a seventh-round TKO loss to Andy Ruiz in 2019, however received them again in the rematch six months later, earlier than shedding to Usyk.

“It is a rough and tough sport. Fighting these lefties is a nightmare. And I cannot make the same mistake twice,” Joshua mentioned. “I am hungry and desperate, but at the end of the day, how I perform will speak.”

Joshua has modified trainers since that defeat. He is now working with Robert Garcia, who’s tasked with getting Joshua prepared to regain the belts as soon as once more.

“The whole team, everybody around us, is very positive. We have to do whatever is takes. We have to come out with different strategies in case one doesn’t work. We’ll be ready for the fight,” Garcia mentioned throughout the information convention.

Also on the card is a WBC gentle heavyweight eliminator between Callum Smith and Mathieu Bauderlique, and a ladies’s junior featherweight fight between Ramla Ali and Crystal Garcia Nova.

Where can I watch the Usyk-Joshua 2 fight card?

The foremost card on DAZN begins at 1 p.m. ET, with the foremost occasion set for five:30 p.m. ET. You will want to buy a subscription to DAZN to watch.

The full card:

  • Title fight: Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua, 12 rounds, for Usyk’s WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles

  • Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique, 12 rounds, WBC gentle heavyweight eliminator

  • Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhilei Zhang, 12 rounds, IBF heavyweight eliminator

  • Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera, 10 rounds, gentle heavyweights

  • Andrew Tabiti vs. James Wilson, 8 rounds, heavyweights

  • Ramla Ali vs. Crystal Garcia Nova, 8 rounds, ladies’s junior featherweights

  • Daniel Lapin vs. Jozef Jurko, 8 rounds, gentle heavyweights

  • Ben Whittaker vs. Petar Nosic, 6 rounds, gentle heavyweights

  • Bader Samreen vs. Fuad Tarverdi, 6 rounds, lightweights

  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Jose Alatorre, 4 rounds, junior welterweights

  • Rasheed Belhasa vs. Traycho Georgiev, 4 rounds, welterweights

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