Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch 'set for August 20 at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi with confirmation close'

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk rematch 'set for August 20 at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi with confirmation close'

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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