The Oleksandr Usyk-Anthony Joshua world heavyweight title rematch is heading to Saudi Arabia according to The Daily Mail.
Jeff Powell’s article reveals that the fight will likely take place on June 25 with an eye-watering $120 million dollar site fee stumped up by the Saudis.
Last week it was confirmed that Usyk had left Ukraine after playing his part in his country’s fight against Russia’s horrific invasion which has left many dead. The WBA, IBF and WBO champion chose to depart from the war-torn environment to begin camp for his contracted return bout against Joshua.
Joshua is no stranger to fighting in Saudi Arabia having fought there in December 2019 when he retained his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr. That came six months on from losing to the huge underdog in at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden.
Another rematch, another jaw dropping payday, but the task is far greater having been comprehensively beaten by Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last year.
Following Usyk’s decision to bravely fight for his country it had been speculated that Joshua would have an interim bout until the time was right for the second fight to take place. The wheels appear to be turning quickly now, we now await official confirmation of the fight happening.