Usyk and Joshua meet in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). The Ukrainian defends the WBO (World Boxing Organization), WBA (World Boxing Association) and IBF (International Boxing Federation) titles, which he took from the Briton in September 2021. The boxers are also fighting for the vacant belt of The Ring magazine.
Joshua is already there too.
Vasyl Lomachenko flew to Saudi Arabia to support Oleksandr Usyk
Usyk arrived at the arena in Jeddah!
The stands in Jeddah are gradually filling up. British heavyweight Derek Chisora, who was defeated by Usyk and Joshua, awaits the main event of the evening.
Ukrainian light heavyweight boxer (up to 79.4 kg) Daniel Lapin in the undercard of the Usyk – Joshua fight defeated Slovakian Jozef Yurko by unanimous decision of the judges – 80:72, 80:72, 80:72.
Meanwhile, the undercard matches have already started in Jeddah. This is what the ring looks like, where Usyk and Joshua will enter today.
Leading bookmakers consider Usyk the favorite of the fight. They offer odds of 1.57 for his victory, 2.95 for Joshua’s win, and 17.00 for a draw, which will also allow the Ukrainian to retain his titles.
Usyk’s early victory is offered at 3.00, the odds of Joshua knocking out the Ukrainian are estimated at 3.50.
You can bet on the victory of the current champion by points with a coefficient of 2.65, on the fact that the British will win by the referee’s decision – 7.00.
Ex-world heavyweight champion Vitaliy Klitschko called Oleksandr Usyk’s boxing match against Anthony Joshua another fight for Ukraine
“Friends, today there will be another fight for Ukraine. Let it be a sports match, but victories in everything are important for us today. Oleksandr Usyk with the Ukrainian flag will go to Saudi Arabia for a rematch with Anthony Joshua. Millions of people all over the world will see the victory of Ukraine. Sasha, we believe in you, we are keeping our fists, the victory will be ours,” Klitschko said.
One of the judges of the fight between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will be Ukrainian Viktor Fesechko. He will work as one of the three judges who will keep score. Together with the Ukrainian, the fight will be judged by British Steve Gray and American Glenn Feldman. Puerto Rican Luis Pabon has been appointed as the referee in the ring.
At the weigh-in procedure before the match, the Ukrainian weighed 100.5 kg. The British man’s weight is 110.9 kg.
In Ukraine, you can watch the fight in the “Sports” section of the application RAINBOW. The match will also be broadcast by the Public Broadcasting and 2+2 channels.
The match between Usyk and Joshua will start at 00:56.
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