Boxing: Boxing-Usyk to face Joshua in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 20 for heavyweight titles

(Reuters) – Unified heavyweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk will face Briton Anthony Joshua in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Aug. 20 in a rematch of their London bout last year, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom stable announced on Sunday.

Usyk beat Joshua in front of a sell-out crowd in September last year to claim the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts but the 32-year-old will have a chance to win back his belts in a fight dubbed “Rage on the Red Sea”.

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise)



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