Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua Boxing Betting
Oleksandr Usyk will defend his WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles, as he takes on Anthony Joshua on Saturday, August 20. This heavyweight title fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. This bout will take place at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Usyk is 19-0 in his career with 13 knockouts. He is the current WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion. Joshua is 24-2 with 22 knockouts. He is ranked as the No. 4 contender by the WBO and IBF in the heavyweight division. Usyk and Joshua fought in September of last year and it was Usyk winning a unanimous decision.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Where: Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Why: WBO, WBA and IBF Heavyweight Title Fight
On Saturday, August 20, 2022, Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 knockouts) will face Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 knockouts) in a 12-round heavyweight title bout. Specifically, Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the venue.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua Boxing Odds
Oleksandr Usyk -220
Anthony Joshua +172
Total Rounds 10.5
Heavyweight Title Bout
Oleksandr Usyk, age 35, is the current WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight champion. He is 19-0 with 13 knockouts. He stands six feet, three inches tall and fights from a southpaw stance. He was born in Simferopol, Crimean Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union. He is 5-0 in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision win against Joshua in September of last year. Usyk won a unanimous decision against Derek Chisora in October of 2020, won by 7th round RTD against Chazz Witherspoon in October of 2019, won by 8th round knockout against Tony Bellew in November of 2018 and won by unanimous decision against Mura Gassiev in July of 2018.
Anthony Joshua, age 32, is currently ranked as the No. 4 contender by the WBO and IBF in the heavyweight division. He is 24-2 with 22 knockouts. He stands six feet, six inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. He is 3-2 in his last five fights. He is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Usyk in September of last year. Joshua won by 9th round knockout against Kubrat Pulev in December of 2020, won a unanimous decision against Andy Ruiz Jr. in December of 2019, lost by 7th round TKO to Ruiz in June of 2019 and won by 7th round TKO against Alexander Povetkin in September of 2018.
Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua
Usyk is happy to have achieved his goal of becoming world champion, but he is not resting on his laurels. “We are doing what we have to do to achieve our goals. I have never made any loud or bright speeches.” Usyk said to the media, “To become World Champion all I did was work hard in my training camp and gym. That’s what I am going to do until the day of the fight and my boxing will make me happy.”
Joshua is looking to become a three-time champion. “I’m focused on the goal, God willing I’ll perform, and I’ll become three-time Heavyweight Champion of the World.” Joshua said to the media, “When I win, I keep it moving and I thank everybody. When you lose, you have to stay humble as well in defeat. We kept it moving and I knew I could come back again and do what I have to do.”
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