Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 ring-walk times, purse, undercard and betting tips

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Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia attempting to win back his belts. You can be forgiven for thinking that sounds a little too familiar but the big difference this time is he faces a daunting rematch with unbeaten Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.

After regaining his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in the Middle East and strolling to a simple success over Kubrat Pulev, AJ found Usyk too hot to handle as he lost by unanimous decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September.

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Fast forward 11 months and the rematch is set for the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah on Saturday, August 20 as the Brit boxer attempts to re-establish himself as the main man in the heavyweight division and set up a possible unification bout with Tyson Fury, if the Gypsy King comes out of retirement.

You’ll find everything you need to know about Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 including the ring-walk times, purse, undercard and betting tips below.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 ring-walk times

The two fighters are expected to do their ring walks at around 10:30pm BST. The first bell has been scheduled for 10:54pm.

Oleksandr Usyk, who joined the Ukrainian military to help defend his nation from the Russian invasion before returning to his training camp, is putting his WBA (Super), IBF, IBO and WBO belts on the line. The Ring Magazine title is also up for grabs after being vacated by Tyson Fury.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 purse

As painful as defeat will be for one of these men, they’re both winners thanks to the ridiculous amount of cash the rematch is set to bring in.

The Saudis have reportedly stumped up £65m to stage the bout – £15m more than AJ’s rematch with Ruiz nearly three years ago – and the purse will be split 50/50 between the two fighters. The base sum will increase thanks to pay-per-view revenue and sponsorships.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 undercard

MAIN EVENT: Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua – WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, WBO and The Ring heavyweight title bout (12 rounds)

Filip Hrgovic v Zhilei Zhang – IBF heavyweight world title final eliminator (12 rounds)
Callum Smith v Mathieu Bauderlique – WBC super-middleweight world title final eliminator (12 rounds)
Badou Jack v Richard Rivera – cruiserweight contest (10 rounds)
Ramla Ali v Crystal Garcia Nova – super-bantamweight contest (8 rounds)
Andrew Tabiti v James Wilson – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
Ben Whittaker v Peter Nosic – light-heavyweight contest (6 rounds)
Daniel Lapin v Jozef Jurko – heavyweight contest (8 rounds)
Bader Alsamreen v Fuad Tarverdi – super-lightweight contest (6 rounds)
Ziyad Almaayouf v Jose Alatorre – super-lightweight contest (4 rounds)
MoneyKicks v Traycho Georgiev – welterweight contest (4 rounds)

The undercard is scheduled to get underway from 6pm BST.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 odds

You can run the rule over Paddy Power’s prices for Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 on the Paddy Power website or via our snazzy widgets below.

Usyk is the favourite to get the better of Joshua for the second time and take his unbeaten pro record in the ring to 20 bouts.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2 betting tips

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