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Joshua and his Ukrainian opponent were originally scheduled to fight in May and then again in July, but delays in the negotiations caused the bout to be postponed even longer.

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Usyk’s native Ukraine, where Russia is at war, undoubtedly affected the decision to hold a rematch with Joshua.

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Usyk, 35, went home earlier this year to take part in the conflict with Russia that has been raging since February.

Below is some more information on the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 fight card.

Joshua wants to make amends by taking on the Ukrainian in a rematch, much like the Olympic gold medallist did after his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019. Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, has stated that his client is “baffled” by the strategies employed in the first fight and hinted at a shift in strategy for the rematch.

The parties spent months negotiating a lucrative agreement for AJ’s second fight in Saudi Arabia after he defeated Ruiz Jr there on points in December 2019. Joshua will also have a new training squad, with Angel Fernandez serving as Joshua’s second-in-command and the seasoned Robert Garcia leading his corner.

The 40,000-seat Jeddah Superdome will host this fight on Saturday, August 20, in Saudi Arabia. In December 2019, Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr. squared off once again in Diriyah at a 15,000-seat arena designed for the occasion. This fight started at 9 p.m. UK time, however, the Joshua vs. Usyk 2 times have not yet been determined.

At the time of writing on Friday 22nd July 2022, the Joshua vs. Usyk 2 undercard’s whole schedule hasn’t been revealed.

But just as he did on the first Joshua vs. Usyk undercard, Callum Smith is anticipated to participate in Jeddah. Badou Jack will also be in action against Richard Rivera.

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And that concludes all we know about the Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 fight card.

Anthony Joshua has said he is ‘desperate’ to avenge his loss to Oleksandr Usyk when the pair clash again this August, while the unbeaten Ukrainian has claimed that he is fighting to ‘save’ his ‘soul’.

Usyk outpointed Joshua with ease last September, taking the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles from the Briton in north London. Now the pair are preparing to go head to head again, this time in Saudi Arabia, on 20 August. Speaking at a press conference in London on Wednesday, Joshua said:

“Listen, it’s a rough and tough sport, especially fighting these lefties; they’re a nightmare. “But it is what it is, isn’t it? You’ve gotta dig deep, tuck up, and not make the same mistake twice […] I’m definitely desperate to get my hands on [the titles]. Less talk, more action. Let me get in there and do my job. I’m not a comedian, I’m not someone who writes speeches… I’m definitely hungry, definitely desperate, but at the end of the day, how I perform will speak volumes to the masses.”

Former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk, meanwhile, said: “I’m not fighting for money or recognition – I don’t need this. I don’t need to become the greatest, I’m just doing my job now and will continue doing it as long as my heart is beating. The only thing I’m on my way to is to save my soul. Everything else is just life […] I do understand that he’s gonna be different, and so will I.”

Anthony Joshua heaped praise on his new trainer Robert Garcia ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, claiming the American coach has taught him how to ‘take his opponent’s spirit away. 

Joshua is due to face Usyk for a second time this year after losing his WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts on a unanimous points decision at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in September last year. 

The British heavyweight boxer says branching out with Garcia has helped him prepare well for the fight on August 20 but admits fighting a southpaw like Usyk is a ‘nightmare’.

When asked whether fans would see ‘old AJ’ during the highly anticipated showdown in Saudi Arabia, Joshua said: ‘In terms of ‘old AJ’… same old G, just doing what I’m doing – grafting away. 

‘Listen, it’s a rough and tough sport, especially fighting these lefties; they’re a nightmare. But it is what it is, isn’t it? You’ve gotta dig deep, tuck up, and not make the same mistake twice.’

Garcia also credited Joshua’s abilities and backed him to bounce back against his Ukrainian opponent. He said: ‘[Usyk] is a very talented fighter. He’s got different ways to fight. Seeing the size difference, the height, the reach, the weight, everything’s in Anthony’s advantage. We’ve got to take advantage of that,’ Garcia said.

‘We have to do whatever it takes. We have to come out with different strategies in case one of them does work.’

Meanwhile, Joshua added that there is no ‘love lost’ between himself and his former coach Robert McCracken after parting ways ahead of his second fight with Usyk.

Joshua lost his belts on a unanimous points decision in September last year while under the tutelage of his former long-term coach. 

 AJ immediately exercised his rematch clause in his contract and embarked on a Stateside tour to find himself a new coaching team following his humbling defeat. 

He sounded out Virgil Hunter, Ronnie Shields, and Eddy Reynoso but decided to partner with Garcia – who is a highly-decorated Mexican-American coach with a catalog of world champions on his CV.

Speaking about the decision, AJ thanked McCracken for his services and said he ‘respects’ his former coach but insisted he needed ‘something different’ ahead of his rematch.

Chatting at his press conference on Wednesday, Joshua said: ‘Robert Garcia’s a good man. Straight after the [first fight], I spent time in America. It’s something I should have done early in my career. So, young fighters coming up: Go to the States, get out there, travel.

‘Branching out has been good with Robert Garcia. Shoutout to [former coach] Rob McCracken and all the team up there as well, I respect him and everything that we’ve achieved, so there’s no love lost.