LONDON: The rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua for the world heavyweight title will happen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 20.
Usyk shall be defending the IBF, WBA, WBO titles he claimed from Joshua in beating the British fighter in London in September.
Joshua will combat in Saudi Arabia for the second time, having crushed Andy Ruiz Jr. within the kingdom in December 2019 to reclaim the identical belts.
The announcement of the rematch was made on Sunday.
Usyk has been in camp for the rematch since leaving the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in March. He had returned there in February to assist defend his nation from the invading Russians, as a part of the Kyiv Territorial Protection power.
I’ve a aim, Usyk mentioned, with the assistance of the Lord I’ll full my mission.
Usyk, who made the step up from cruiserweight the place he was the unified world champion, is from Crimea and selected to stick with Ukraine after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.
He outclassed Joshua to win by unanimous resolution at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Joshua is trying to turn into world champion for the third time and has modified trainers forward of the rematch.
Preventing championship-level, again to again, has had its professionals and cons, however I determine day by day to get stronger, to be taught from my experiences and develop, Joshua mentioned. A cheerful fighter is a harmful fighter and I’m the happiest and most motivated I’ve been.