Usyk vs Joshua 2: UK start time, location, how to watch, full card

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 goes down on August 20, and we have all the information you need, including details on the controversial location and the UK start time.

Last Autumn, two of the greatest heavyweights on the planet met with three world titles on the line. The intriguing match-up split fans, with some thinking the skill of the Ukrainian would be enough to get the win. Others, meanwhile, felt AJ’s raw power would leave his opponent on the canvas.

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The fight itself played out in a very interesting manner. The two shared an incredibly intriguing bout, where both won rounds while showcasing their unique set of skills. Joshua landed a couple of thunderous right hands, and Usyk connected with a plethora of snappy jabs and straight lefts as he danced around the target utilising his incredible footwork.

After eight rounds, the pair looked level on the cards. But then the southpaw switched into gear. He began to bamboozle AJ, and land shots at will. His incredible boxing IQ saw him cruise through the last four rounds, en route to a comfortable decision victory.

However, this time around, the Brit has far more to lose. If he fails to reclaim his titles, then his aim of becoming an undisputed champion is as good as over. Therefore, this is a fight that the fans can’t afford to miss. And luckily, we’ve made sure you have all the details you need, so you won’t miss a second of the action.

What is the Usyk vs Joshua 2 UK start time?

Although the majority of fans only have one bout in mind, there’s also an entertaining undercard for them to seak their teeth into. The bill will begin at 5pm on Saturday, August 20, with several intriguing contests.

Boxing enthusiasts will have to wait approximately five and a half hours for the main event. The two men of the hour will walk to the ring at an estimated time of 10:30pm.

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What is the Usyk vs Joshua 2 location?

The monstrous fight will take place at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia. The country has received huge backlash for its human rights policies. But regardless, the number of big sporting events heading to the region appears to be only heading in one direction.

How can I watch Usyk vs Joshua 2, and how much does the PPV cost?

Those wanting to watch the bout in the UK will have to depart with their hard-earned money to do so. Fans can catch the action on Sky Sports Box Office for an increased price of £26.90.

Usyk vs Joshua 2 full fight card

The bill features an array of fights worth watching. Filip Hrgovic and Zhilei Zhang go toe-to-toe in an IBF Heavyweight Final Eliminator, and Callum Smith looks to earn his right to contest for the light heavyweight crown. Furthermore, international stars such as Badou Jack and Andrew Tabiti are also looking for big wins.

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The full card is as follows:

  • Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 
  • Filip Hrgovic vs Zhilei Zhang (IBF heavyweight final eliminator) 
  • Callum Smith vs Mathieu Bauderlique (WBC light-heavyweight final eliminator) 
  • Badou Jack vs Richard Rivera
  • Ramla Ali vs Crystal Garcia Nova 
  • Andrew Tabiti vs James Wilson
  • Daniel Lapin vs Jozef Jurko
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs Hector Alatorre

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