ANTHONY JOSHUA's high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk will reportedly take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20.
The pair were due to throw down on July 23 but a minor issue over broadcasting rights laid waste to that proposed date.
But according to the Daily Star, August 20 is the new working date for the desert dust-up.
Joshua's second dance with the undefeated Ukrainian is set to take place at the Jeddah Super Dome – a purpose-built 35,000 capacity arena.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to announce the Saudi showdown next week, telling iFL: "I'm very confident you'll have news next week.
"I know I've said that before, but it's been a long process.
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"It's a huge deal, but everyone is on board and hopefully we can secure the date."
AJ has enlisted the services of world-champion coach Robert Garcia for his rematch with Uysk, who taught him a boxing lesson in their Tottenham tussle last September.
And the Watford warrior is looking forward to getting down to business with the American, who has coached a whopping 14 champions during his time.
He told iFL TV: "The main thing is: A happy fighter is a dangerous fighter. I’m in a good place.
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"I’m good, I’m happy, I’m about to start training now.
“Garcia’s actually here now, we’re just working on a few things.
"It’s not about changing style as such, in my opinion.
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"Garcia’s style might be to crouch down to 5’0 and bob and weave, but I’m a 6’6” heavyweight.
“So, it’s not about style, it’s about his experience and what he knows at championship level; adding that to the camp is priceless in my opinion.”
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