Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk to take place in Saudi Arabia

The Saudis lured the fight away from London by paying $120 million

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk are set to fight in Saudi Arabia at the end of June for a rematch of last year’s world heavyweight title bout.

Usyk defeated Joshua for the heavyweight belt and the rematch was supposed to be in London. However, after the Saudis offered up $150 million to host the fight, it’s more than likely that Joshua and Usyk will face off at the Kingdom.

The rematch was originally doubtful to happen due to Usyk joining the Ukrainian armed forces, but the boxer left the war efforts in hopes that he could help his country even more by getting on a world stage. The Ukrainian war hero was given an exemption by the government to leave the country.

If Tyson Fury keeps his WBC title belt by defeating Dillian Whyte at Wembley on April 23, the winner between Joshua and Usyk will go on to face the Gypsy King. That fight will create the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

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