Anthony Joshua will get his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday, August 20, live on pay per view. The two weight world champion, Usyk will defend the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles against Joshua.
This is the boxing event of the year as Joshua attempts to regain the belts he dropped to Usyk a year ago. Joshua goes into the fight as the underdog with the champion being backed by the bookies to win the rematch.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 Betting Odds
Anthony Joshua goes into the fight on Saturday at the best betting odds of 13/8 to defeat Usyk. A £100 bet on Joshua would return £262.50. That is a profit of £162.50.
Usyk is the favourite to win the bout. Bookies' best betting odds on a Usyk win are at 8/15. A £100 wager if Usyk wins would return £153.33. That is a profit of £53.33.
Who is the favourite?
Oleksandr Usyk is the favourite to win the rematch versus Anthony Joshua. Usyk was brilliant in the first fight and is now expected by bookies to claim the victory in fight No. 2.
Who Won the First Fight?
Usyk won the original fight between the two heavyweight boxers. The first fight, which took place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in September 2021, went all 12 rounds with the bout being declared a unanimous decision win for Usyk.
Which Belts are Up for Grabs?
Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 will see the former defend the four belts he won from Joshua in the previous fight. Usyk will defend the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
In addition, to defending the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, the vacant The Ring Magazine heavyweight title will be up for grabs. The Ring Magazine heavyweight title is considered by some boxing experts to be the most important of all the title belts.
Will the Winner Fight Tyson Fury?
Tyson Fury retired from boxing after defeating Dillian Whyte to retain the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight titles in April 2022.
For years, Fury has tried to organise a fight versus Anthony Joshua. It has been claimed that Joshua's camp was always the group unwilling to book the fight.
There is renewed hope that if Joshua defeats Usyk, Fury will come out of retirement to fight the heavyweight in a title unification match.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Location
Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The fight will be held at the Jeddah Super Dome. Joshua previously fought Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia in 2019.
The first bout between Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk took place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The hometown crowd did not help Joshua retain his title belts. Joshua will hope the neutral venue of Saudi Arabia will be the catalyst to regaining the gold.
Where Can I Watch Joshua vs Usyk 2?
In the UK, Sky Sports Box Office will be showing the Joshua vs Usyk fight while in the US and other terrtirories DAZN have the TV rights for this fight.
Sky Sports will offer the event via its pay per view service. You can order the event from Sky Sports Box Office and even non-Sky Sports subscribers can buy the event.
Sky will also make the event available through its dedicated app. You will be able to stream the fight via the Sky Sports app. However, the fight is not available to stream from bookmaker websites.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Undercard
The entire night will feature top notch boxing. There are two title eliminators set for the undercard. Filip Hrgovic will clash with Zhilei Zhang in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator. The winner is expected to fight the winner of Joshua vs Usyk.
In the other highly anticipated undercard bout, Callum Smith will take on Mathieu Bauderlique in a light heavyweight title eliminator.
There are seven bouts on the undercard with Joshua vs Usyk on top.
- Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 (WBA, IBF, WBO, The Ring Magazine Heavyweight Titles)
- Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang (Heavyweight)
- Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique (Light Heavyweight)
- Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova (Super Bantamweight)
- Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera (Cruiserweight)
- Andrew Tabiti vs Tyrone Spong (Heavyweight)
- Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko (Light Heavyweight)
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs Jose Alatorre (Super Lightweight)
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Prediction
Oleksandr Usyk was brilliant in the first bout. He won the fight in London, Joshua's backyard, going 12 rounds and claiming the victory via unanimous decision.
Usyk has put on plenty of muscle for the new bout. Joshua has been criticised for being complacent as a fighter. There were similarities between his loss to Usyk and the defeat he suffered in 2019 to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua is now 32 and has accomplished nearly everything possible in the right. He regained those four belts against Ruiz and is now attempting to do it once more versus a fighter far better than Ruiz.
Usyk is considered the second best pound for pound boxers in the world today. Joshua is recognised as the seventh best pound for pound fighter. Usyk should retain the belts. His power punches will be too much for Joshua to handle.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Betting Tips
There are a lot of boxing experts picking this fight to go more than 10.5 rounds. The best betting odds on the fight to go over 10.5 rounds is 4.5.
There is a chance that Usyk will try to knock out Joshua earlier in the fight. If he can knockout the Englishman, then it could end any hopes of Joshua ever getting those title belts back.
Bookies' best betting odds on the fight to go under 9.5 rounds are at 11/10. Those odds look good if you fancy this to be a short fight and to be different than what the experts believe will occur.
Twelve of Usyk's previous 19 fights went under 9.5 rounds. It could be a value bet.
Oleksandr Usyk is 13/2 to knockout Anthony Joshua. The previous fight went all 12 rounds, but this is an excellent bet that could return a great profit. Usyk will be hungry to show the world his win in 2021 was no fluke.