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Eddie Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleskandr Usyk WILL be in Saudi Arabia on August 20

Rage on the Red Sea: Eddie Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk will be in Saudi Arabia on August 20, as the British heavyweight seeks revenge on the undefeated Ukrainian in a unified heavyweight title fight in Jeddah

  • Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk will take place on August 20
  • Promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed the scrap will be held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Joshua bids to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts
  • The heavyweight lost the titles on points to Usyk in London in September 2021

Anthony Joshua’s bid to regain the world titles he lost to Oleskandr Usyk will take place in Jeddah on August 20, promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

The rematch for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight belts will be billed as ‘Rage on the Red Sea,’ Hearn revealed in a tweet to Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Sports on Sunday.

Ukraine’s Usyk took a dizzying win by a wide-ranging decision to dethrone Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September 2021, and their second meeting will take place in an indoor venue to offset the scorching heat in Saudi Arabia.

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Anthony Joshua (left) lost to Oleksandr Usyk (right) at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in 2021

Anthony Joshua (left) lost to Oleksandr Usyk (right) at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in 2021

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