The tide turned in the rematch and now it’s Oleksandr Usyk who will defend the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles when he takes on Anthony Joshua on Saturday night in Jeddah.
Usyk (19-0) won those straps from Joshua (24-2) when they met London in September last year with an outstanding performance and a unanimous decision win on AJ’s home turf.
The pair meet again in Saudi Arabia and after the rather one-sided nature of the first bout, most viewers would expect the same man to emerge victorious, but the former champion has achieved a great deal in his career and his immense power will always stay with him in a fight.
Highlights of the undercard include Callum Smith taking on Mathieu Bauderlique in a light heavyweight contest, while giant heavyweight contenders Filip Hrgovic and Zhilei Zhang clash.
When will Usyk play Joshua II?
The card starts at 18:00 on Saturday 20 August, with ring walks for the main event expected to take place around 22:30 UK time.
How to watch Usyk vs Joshua II
The card is shown at the Sky Sports Box Office, which costs £26.95 to order. You can book the fights here.
Usyk vs Joshua II undercard
Filip Hrgovic vs. Zhang Zhilei
Callum Smith vs. Mathieu Bauderlique
Badou Jack vs. Richard Rivera
Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson
Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova
Daniel Lapin versus Jozef Jurko
Ben Whittaker vs. Petar Nosić
Bader Samreen vs. Fuad Tarverdi
Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre
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