With a date and a venue locked in Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will be in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today for the launch press conference ahead of their heavyweight title rematch.
On August 20 Usyk will defend his WBA, IBF and WBO world titles which he won against Joshua last September at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Neither man has fought since and a lot has gone on outside the ring involving both men since then.
Usyk put his boxing career on hold earlier in the year to go back to Ukraine and take up arms in the fight against the barbaric invasion from Russia led by Vladimir Putin.
Joshua’s matters have been less traumatic as he looks to right the wrong of his second professional defeat. Long-time trainer Robert McCracken was offloaded and replaced by Robert Garcia and the popular heavyweight has also parted ways with Sky Sports, ending a broadcasting relationship of nine years, to team up with streaming service DAZN who will show the fight live from Jeddah.
Usyk will look for a repeat of the stellar performance which was enough to defeat Joshua handily on points nine months ago while the challenger is looking to go back to his old knockout ways in his bid to become a three-time heavyweight champion.
Today’s press conference kicks off at 3.30pm UK time and you can follow all the live coverage right here courtesy of Matchroom Boxing on YouTube:
When is the press conference for Joshua vs Usyk 2?
The press conference is scheduled to start at 3:30pm UK time which is 10.30 ET on Tuesday, June 21.
How can I watch the press conference for Joshua vs Usyk 2?
You can follow all the coverage live via Matchroom Boxing on YouTube.
When is Joshua vs Usyk 2?
Joshua vs Usyk 2 is on Saturday 20th August.
Where is Joshua vs Usyk 2?
The Joshua vs Usyk rematch will be held at the Jeddah Super Dome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
How can I watch Joshua vs Usyk 2?
The fight will be shown globally on DAZN.
DAZN costs £7.99 per month in the UK and $19.99 in the US, however Joshua vs Usyk 2 is expected to be on DAZN pay per view with the cost not yet know.