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Sky Sports lands rights to Joshua-Usyk rematch

Sky Sports lands rights to Joshua-Usyk rematch
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Sky Sports Box Office confirms that it will show the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua on August 20.

Sky Sports Box Office has secured the UK and Ireland broadcast rights to the upcoming rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.

The Ukrainian heavyweight is the unified world champion, having taken Joshua's belts in a bout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last September.

The rematch is scheduled for August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and will see Joshua attempt to succeed Usyk and become just the fifth man in boxing history to hold all four heavyweight belts at the same time.

"Sky Sports viewers have enjoyed a long history with AJ, watching his every fight since he turned professional in 2013," said Adam Smith, head of boxing development at Sky Sports.

"We also know Oleksandr Usyk very well, having had the last four of the Ukrainian's fights exclusively live on Sky Sports.

"This rematch is a massive occasion with everything on the line and so many questions to be answered.

"We can't wait to bring it to boxing fans in the UK & Ireland in true Sky Sports fashion with all the build-up it deserves."

The fight is being priced at £26.95 for UK customers and €31.95 for those in the Republic of Ireland.

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