Eddie hearn says he’s received an approach to stage the Joshua vs Usyk 2 rematch in the Middle East. However, Hearn’s option is to bring it back to the UK, but he says he’s open to potentially staging it in Ukraine.
Hearn wants to stage the fight wherever it can bring in the most revenue. If that means Ukraine or the Middle East, he’s ready to take the Joshua vs Usyk 2 fight there.
When is Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Fight
Anthony Joshua has triggered his clause for a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, which will take place in the spring of 2022.
The Joshua vs Usyk showdown in September 25 dovetails nicely with the rescheduled Fury vs Wilder 3 fight, which is now set for two weeks later on Saturday 9 October.
Main Event: Joshua vs Usyk Rematch
Date: 23 July 2022
Venue: Saudi Arabia
TV Channel: DAZN
Joshua vs Usyk live stream on TV: channel details
Hearn is closing Matchroom Boxing’s long-term partnership with Sky Sports to go all in on DAZN in the UK. Hearn also has a major U.S deal, so Joshua will not be part of this roster either and his next bout against Usyk could potentially air on pay-per-view by Sky Sports Box Office domestically.
As Usyk and Joshua fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, they will also be fighting to save their careers. The winner can join what might have been a short list as boxing’s only two-division champion in history but must win by knockout or unanimous decision against AJ who has not lost since 2016 when he was knocked out by Anthony Yarded.
As both men are undefeated it is difficult to predict which way this match may go. Should one man lose there would likely be an explosion around social media with countless memes mocking them while promoting their opponent as “the best boxer on Earth!” But if that were to happen then we could see just how much TV networks value ratings -and money – because these.