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Sky 'beats DAZN to rights for next Anthony Joshua fight'

Sky 'beats DAZN to rights for next Anthony Joshua fight'
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Sky reportedly wins the broadcast rights for Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.

Sky has reportedly secured the rights to broadcast Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next month.

The bout is scheduled to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20 - almost a year after the Ukrainian defeated Joshua to become the unified world heavyweight champion.

According to The Telegraph, Sky went head to head with streaming service DAZN for the rights to the fight and eventually succeeded with a mammoth bid in excess of £23.3 million.

The news means that unless Sky raises its usual PPV box office prices, at least 1 million households will need to purchase the fight just for the broadcaster to break even.

The fight will be broadcast by DAZN worldwide outside of the UK and Ireland.

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