Things to know about Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk fight


Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will square off in a crucial rematch on August 20 at the Jeddah Super Dome in Saudi Arabia.

As they get ready for their fight tomorrow, consider the following information about the two boxers.

1. It's a heavyweight championship fight week happening week this Saturday by 4am Nigerian time.

2. Reigning IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO titleholder Oleksandr Usyk will engage in a 12-round rematch against the man from whom he lifted the belts last year, Anthony Joshua.

3. The two fought at a jam-packed soccer stadium in England the first time around, but they're taking the show on the road this time to the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia.

4. This is Joshua's second trip to the kingdom in his last four fights, and he'll hope to follow the script of the last one, when he defeated Andy Ruiz Jr.

5. In December 2019 to win back the cache of championships he lost via TKO six months earlier in New York City.

6. Tyson Fury has been playing jump rope with the prospect of retiring in recent months.

7. Joshua has won 24 fights and stopped 22 of those victims, so it's hard to blame him for being infatuated with his power. But power is useless if the punches don't land.

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