Huge heavyweight boxing action takes place in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, August 20, as Anthony Joshua bids to become a three-time world heavyweight champion, and reclaim his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO titles in a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk.
Before Betting On Boxing Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua
The eyes of the world will be on Saudi Arabia in August, as a huge heavyweight title showdown is scheduled between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. The rematch will be the second time that the two fighters have clashed in the previous two months, and it will be staged at the Jeddah Super Dome. It is the second time that Joshua has looked to reclaim his titles in Saudi Arabia, as he managed to regain the titles against Andy Ruiz Jr back in December 2019.
However, this is a completely different challenge awaiting the Brit. There are few heavyweights as technically gifted at Usyk, and he finally showcased his heavyweight credentials in the previous fight against AJ. Usyk almost claimed a dramatic knockout win in the first fight in London, as he had Joshua on the ropes in the final seconds. However, the Ukrainian needed to settled for the unanimous decision victory to claim his first world title in the heavyweight division.
It’s also worth mentioning that there are huge unification ramifications on the line in Jeddah, as a win for Joshua would set up a money-spinning winner-take-all bout against Tyson Fury. However, the reigning WBC and The Ring champion may not be as interested in a showdown with Usyk, as the purse is significantly smaller.
Boxing Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua Offshore Betting Odds
It should be a thrilling rematch between the heavyweights in Jeddah. Meanwhile, cases can be made for both. However, we expect a much-improved performance from Joshua. He will need to use his weight and reach advantage better than the first fight, and we see him as the value play at +190 with BetUS.