Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua, heavyweight world championship boxing in Saudi Arabia, how to watch, when is it


It’s now or by no means for Anthony Joshua. 

The former two-time heavyweight champion of the world is confronting his sporting mortality for the second time in his profession.

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Oleksandr Usyk (UKR)

Record: 19-0 (13KOs)

Age: 35

Weight: 100.5kg

Height: 191cm

Reach: 198cm

Anthony Joshua (GBR)

Record: 24-2 (22KOs)

Age: 32

Weight: 110.9kg

Height: 198cm

Reach: 208cm

For the second time, he is retreated to Saudi Arabia to launch what he hopes to be his comeback efficiency, profitable again his belts and persevering with to cement his legacy.

This time although, he is not going through a person like Andy Ruiz, whose focus wavered and waistline expanded between bouts.

This time, he is up in opposition to a pound-for-pound nice in Oleksandr Usyk (17-0), a person of impeccable pedigree, who is combating with the backing of a whole nation underneath siege. 

The stakes shall be excessive on the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia, and never simply because the winner will take dwelling the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO belts, in addition to the lesser IBO title and The Ring strap.

Should Joshua lose once more, the British star shall be a great distance from having the ability to problem for a world title once more any time quickly.

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Anthony Joshua looks down
Anthony Joshua suffered a second defeat in 4 fights final trip. A 3rd might be terminal for his probabilities of changing into champion once more.(Getty Images: Julian Finney)

On the undercard in Jeddah, unbeaten Croatian fighter Filip Hrgović (14-0, 12KOs) meets China’s Zhilei Zhang (24-0-1, 19KOs) in an elimination bout for a shot on the IBF belt.

Then, in September, New Zealand’s Joseph Parker (30-2, 21KOs) — who took Joshua the space for the primary time in his profession when they met again in 2018 — meets Britain’s new hope, Joe Joyce (14-0, 13KOs).

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