Pay-per-view details, talkSPORT coverage, TV channel and how to watch the title rematch in Saudi Arabia next weekend

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will face off in their highly anticipated rematch next weekend as AJ seeks revenge.

Joshua lost his world heavyweight titles in dramatic fashion last September, being outclassed by Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Usyk and Joshua will meet again on August 20, live on talkSPORT

After several delays, the heavyweight stars are now ready to fight again and Joshua will be looking to salvage his career in Saudi Arabia.

WBC champ Tyson Fury could face the winner of this fight in a massive unification clash and we’re set for a blockbuster in the desert.

Joshua recovered from his first career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr by putting on a show in their rematch in June 2019.

But Usyk is a whole different beast and AJ will have to do his best to reclaim his crown.

Joshua vUsyk 2:How to watch

  • The King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will host the heavyweight title fight on Saturday August 20
  • Ring walks are scheduled for 10:30 p.m.
  • The Undercard action will begin from 6 p.m. with the main event scheduled for 10:54 p.m.
  • The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office with their broadcast from 6pm
  • It will cost £26.95, with the full undermap and main event shown
  • You can also live stream HERE for the same price on your computer, mobile devices and tablets
  • Sky Sports Box Office is also available on BT TV – tune to channel 496 or by searching for the event in BT Player

Joshua vs. Usyk 2: talkSPORT coverage

talkSPORT will broadcast the highly anticipated rematch exclusively live and for free from Saudi Arabia.

Our team will consist of Fight Night presenters Adam Catterall and Gareth A Davies, commentator Andy Clarke, sportscaster Ade Oladipo and former bantamweight boxer Spencer Oliver.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Usyk was totally dominant in the first fight with Joshua, but the Brit will look to turn things around in the rematch

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Usyk was totally dominant in the first fight with Joshua, but the Brit will look to turn things around in the rematch


Joshua vs. Usyk 2: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles (12 rounds)
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang – final eliminator for the IBF world heavyweight title (12 rounds)
  • Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique – final eliminator for the WBC super middleweight world title (12 rounds)
  • Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera – cruiserweight contest (10 rounds)
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre – welterweight contest (4 rounds)
  • Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova – super bantam contest (8 rounds)
  • Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
  • Ben Whittaker vs Peter Nosic – light heavyweight contest (6 rounds)
  • Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
  • Bader Alsamreen vs Fuad Tarverdi – welterweight contest (6 rounds)
  • MoneyKicks vs Traycho Georgiev – welterweight contest (4 rounds)

Joshua vs. Usyk 2: What Was Said?

talkSPORT’s Simon Jordan thinks Joshua will have a “really good opportunity” to win his next rematch with Usyk if he can backtrack with his approach.

He said: “I think this represents probably the most compelling fight we’ve seen in some time.

“Because we have to see Anthony Joshua do something markedly different this time around.

“Otherwise, we are looking at the potential end of his mainstream career.

“I think it’s fascinating, I think it’s a lot bigger than Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte in terms of scale, scope and interest.

“It’s a fascinating fight. The question is, can Anthony Joshua do something that most people think he can’t?

Jordan continued, “Usyk didn’t fight the Anthony Joshua that once existed.

“Whether this Anthony Joshua can exist again, whether the Anthony Joshua who was overthrown by Wladimir Klitschko – and I think he has been slightly shy since then – will come forward again is the big question.

“If he does then he has a very good opportunity to beat Usyk because the same dynamic applies.

“Everyone sat here and said around this time last year, ‘Joshua is going to knock him out. He’s too big, he’s too strong.

“And nobody legislated that Anthony Joshua would do the opposite of what anyone in their right mind would do – try to box Usyk at his own game.

“I feel despite my protestations that Anthony is a bully on a flat track, and despite the fact that I don’t think he’s anywhere near the level of Tyson Fury, I have a sneaky feeling that he going to be a big surprise in this fight.”

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