Oleksandr Usyk is about to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles for the primary time in opposition to Anthony Joshua on August 20 in Jeddah, with their rematch confirmed by Matchroom Boxing on Sunday night.
Usyk took the belts from Joshua on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London final September, in a one-sided unanimous determination masterclass.
With Joshua exercising his rematch clause, their second assembly has taken a while to verify partly attributable to problems which have arisen because of Russia’s navy operation in Usyk’s homeland Ukraine.
But it had been rumored in latest weeks that the ultimate particulars of a second assembly have been being hashed out, and the cardboard named Rage on the Pink Sea was lastly revealed on social media by Matchroom with two months to spare.
Although Tyson Fury retired after beating Dillian Whyte through a sixth spherical knockout at Wembley Stadium in April, the WBC and The Ring champion might be tempted out of retirement to face the winner.
The potential mega battle would see the primary ever undisputed heavyweight king topped, however Fury has this weekend named his value as “500 million kilos” ($611 million) to lace up gloves once more which gives a roadblock as issues stand.
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