Anthony Joshua has stated that “every part is at stake” as he prepares for his world heavyweight title rematch with Alexander Usyk this weekend.
A battle delayed by Russia’s invasion of Usyk’s native Ukraine will see the British fighter try to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO belts he had misplaced to his rival practically a 12 months earlier.
After an inactive efficiency at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the deciding factors resolution marked the second skilled defeat of Joshua’s profession.
And with the assist of some in Saudi Arabia on Saturday evening to reverse the outcome, the 32-year-old has indicated he might stroll away if it falls quick once more.
Joshua informed the PA information company: “Every thing is at stake. It is a huge combat, it is a huge evening. The world heavyweight championship is on the road, so it is huge. It is necessary to win as a result of I do not wish to go away. Let’s get the job executed.”
Usyk had been carrying a machine gun as a protection volunteer in Kyiv till he was inspired to function an emblem of Ukrainian resistance abroad, and the 35-year-old has develop into clear that his objective is the nation. to raise the spirits.
Here is every part it’s essential to know in regards to the timing of the much-awaited bout, and how one can watch it reside from the UK.
What’s the time of Joshua’s battle?
The ring stroll for the second combat between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk is scheduled for Saturday 20 August at 10.54 pm UK time, with motion set to start minutes later.
Saudi Arabia is 2 hours forward of the UK, so the match on the Jeddah Superdome will start after midnight native time.
There’s a broad undercard to the combat, with the opening bouts set at round 3.30 pm UK time, earlier than reside TV protection begins at 6 pm.
Filip Hergovic’s IBF ultimate eliminator towards Zielei Zhang, the decide of the sooner matches, might present the winner of the principle occasion together with his subsequent opponent.
Regardless of all of the clamor for a heavyweight unification bout with Tyson Fury, whoever wins needs to be able to problem Usyak or Joshua subsequent 12 months.
The total combat card for Joshua vs Usyk is as follows:
- Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Usyk
- Philip Hergovic vs Ziley Zhang
- Callum Smith vs Matthew Bauderlick
- Badoo Jack vs Richard Rivera
- Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova
- Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson
- Daniel Lapin vs Joseph Jurko
- Ziad Almayoff vs Jose Altore
- Ben Whitaker vs Petar Nosik
- Badr Samreen vs Fuad Tarverdi
- Rashid Belhasa vs Treco Georgiev
How do you see Joshua’s combat?
Regardless of Joshua’s profitable settlement to indicate future matches on streaming service DAZN, the combat is being proven on the Sky field workplace as per his present deal, with protection starting at 6 p.m. UK time on Saturday.
You will discover it on Sky channel 492 or BT channel 496, and Virgin clients ought to entry it at Residence > On Demand > Stay Occasions.
When you guide earlier than midnight on Friday 19 August, the price of the occasion is £26.95 for UK clients and €31.95 for Republic of Eire clients.
That day, it prices £26.95 in the event you guide together with your distant management or on-line, however £31.95 (€36.95 within the Republic of Eire) in the event you guide over the cellphone. After midnight, that’s, as soon as the combat is over, it’ll return to the unique value.
The combat might be proven in full once more on Sunday 21 August at 8 am and three pm.
This can be the final time Joshua fights on Sky Sports activities, having reportedly signed a deal price £100m a 12 months with DAZN, the place promoter Eddie Hearn’s matchroom boxing now additionally options most of his fights and which combat in America. are exhibiting.
Earlier this 12 months, Joshua stated: “I’m getting into a brand new part in my profession with a brand new coaching setting, a brand new coach and now a brand new broadcaster.
“Negotiations at this stage take time so I am glad it is throughout and now I can absolutely deal with giving the followers and DAZN a knockout within the glamor division.”